Our October 2016 Issue

Inside The Scots Magazine this month…



Take a road trip from Glencoe to Inverness with the latest in our Great Scottish Journeys series

Inverness-shire Focus: wildlife, history and real ale in abundance

Cameron McNeish explores the Cairngorms, the roof of Scotland

Nick Drainey tackles the Tarmachan Ridge in Take A Hike

Alex Corlett is “On Your Bike” in stormy Dornoch

The Original Mountain Marathon is not for the faint-hearted!

Garry Fraser tries out land yachting on St Andrews’ West Sands

Find the very best must-see and must-do events in Around Scotland

Polly Pullar reveals the glory and beauty of Sutherland and Ross-shire


Glencoe and Loch Leven’s Autumn Festival brings music to the mountains

Top naturalist Jim Crumley cpnsiders the cost of renewable energy

Book reviews and a chat with Ann Cleeves on our Scottish Bookshelf

The Waverley… the last sea-going paddle steamer celebrates 70 years

St Andrews Voices festival and latest music news in Sound of Scotland

Join our Great Debate on National Parks – should we have more?

Top tips for outdoors on our Great Gear Guide

The painstaking restoration of the fire-ravaged Glasgow School Of Art

The best new food, drink, clothes and crafts in Made In Scotland

Euan Duguid witnesses a whisky revival at Lindores Abbey

Test your knowledge of Scotland with our Q-Aye facts!


Neil Oliver tells us why he’s drawn to heroes bring history alive

Community ownership is making a comeback in the Highlands

Steve Feltham’s never waning enthusiasm in 25 years of Nessie hunting!

We have A Wee Blether With Kenny MacAskill on life outside Holyrood

James Ramsay MacDonald, from crofter’s son to prime minister

Time for a leisurely breakfast in Carina’s Kitchen

Your stories in our Mailbox

Competitions 2

Plus your chance to win a family land yachting voucher for four, and top picks from our Scottish Bookshelf


Out now!

Our October issue is in shops now, and available on subscription.october-digital-ad

There are loads of ways to get it digitally to your smartphone or tablet, too; just visit the app store, get a digital subscription here or go to the Readly app store.

Katrina Patrick