7 Top reasons why you should subscribe to The Scots Magazine


The Scots Magazine Subscription

A celebration of Scotland’s rich urban and rural life complemented by stunning photography, here are 7 reasons why a subscription to The Scots Magazine is the perfect gift idea.

Updated – June 2024!

1. Discover the best places to visit around Scotland

Every month, The Scots Magazine shines the spotlight on a different corner of the country.

Monthly cover star locations range from iconic destinations to hidden gems waiting to be unearthed.

Whether looking for a new take on classic destinations or seeking somewhere off the well-beaten path, readers love our in-depth articles offering advice on the best places to see, foodie spots and local accommodation tips.

2. Unmissable Scottish outdoor inspiration

Discover Scotland's great outdoors with help from The Scots Magazine

Discover Scotland’s great outdoors with help from The Scots Magazine (Shutterstock)

From scenic dog walking spots and stunning swimming locations to epic hiking routes, The Scots Magazine prides itself on being an authority on all things outdoors.

With help from experts including Cameron McNeish, Scotland’s best-known authority on outdoor topics, and multi-award-winning outdoor expert Fiona Russell (and others), The Scots Magazine is the perfect rabbit hole of outdoor information for readers seeking new adventures across the country.

3. Hear from a team of experts every month

Up Helly Aa

Stay up-to-date with the latest Scottish events. Pictured: Up Helly Aa (DC Thomson)

Alongside monthly famous faces and interviews, The Scots Magazine features contributions from a team of top writers.

To name just a few, here are some experts featured regularly…

Jim Crumley

Highly acclaimed journalist and author, many regard Jim as the best wildlife writer in Scotland. Author of more than 30 books, Jim is an avid advocate for the reintroduction of extinct native species.

He’s been the wildlife expert at The Scots Magazine, writing exclusively for the magazine for more than a decade.

Fiona Russell

Fiona Russell

Fiona Russell (Supplied)

Multi-award-winning outdoors writer and blogger who goes by the online name of FionaOutdoors, Fiona’s passion for exploring Scotland’s countryside knows no bounds.

Cameron McNeish

Cameron McNeish

Cameron McNeish (Supplied)

Cameron is a writer, broadcaster and Scotland’s best-known authority on outdoor topics.

If it involves the outdoors, Cameron probably does it – he’s a mountaineer, backpacker, long-distance walker, cyclist and packrafter.

Cameron also established the Scottish National Trail. Catch up every month with Cameron inside The Scots Magazine.

Polly Pullar

A writer, conservationist, naturalist and photographer, Polly has contributed to The Scots Magazine for more than 30 years.

4. Explore fascinating history & folklore

Scottish history feature inside The Scots magazine

“Birdman of America” article by Kenny MacAskill

Catering to those who love a bit of history (who doesn’t?), The Scots Magazine regularly sheds light on intriguing chapters from Scotland’s past, notable figures, unsung heroes and centuries-old folklore.

With a little help from our vast archives and writers including Kenny MacAskill, regularly step back in time and learn about Scotland’s fascinating past with help from The Scots Magazine.

5. Top Scottish food and drink insight

Scottish food

Get regular foodie inspiration from The Scots Magazine (Shutterstock)

Inside every issue, those regarding themselves as foodies should head straight for the ‘Scottish Kitchen’.

Here you will find gorgeous-looking recipe ideas from top chefs to try and impress at home.

For those passionate about our iconic export, Euan Duguid’s regular ‘Slàinte Mhath’ (Good Health) feature focusses on whisky, Scotland’s national tipple.

6. Never miss an issue

A subscription means receiving The Scots Magazine delivered directly to your door monthly before it arrives in the shops.

As well as never missing an issue of your favourite mag, subscribers also have the perfect excuse to make time for themselves with over 130 pages of freshly delivered magazine to be read and enjoyed.

7. Our great-value summer offer

The Scots Magazine Subscription Offer

Subscribe to six months of The Scots Magazine for only £20. That’s just £3.33 per issue (regular shop price £5.99) price plus your chosen recipient will also enjoy the following subscription benefits:

  • Free UK delivery direct to their door
  • Early access – receive the latest issues before the shops

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