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My Scotland Glaswegian author Sara Sheridan celebrates her favourite places in Scotland

#OutAndAboutScotland Amazing Scottish scenes – you capture them, we publish

Festival Of The Future Edinburgh gets ready to host one of Europe’s biggest science festivals

Around Scotland Fill your diary for the month of April with the best events happening across the country

Paddling & Popcorn Nairn’s Paddling Film Festival promises a true watersports celebration

A Decade Of Kelpies As the famous Falkirk landmark marks 10 years, we speak to creator Andy Scott

Angling For Adventure TV star Paul Whitehouse shares his thoughts and love of fishing in Scotland

Jim Crumley on ospreys in A Tactical Retreat

Focus On Explore the delights of Dundee and Angus on the east coast

A Village Evolution Visit a former Scots Magazine cover star, Killin, in our Then & Now series

 A Wee Blether With… Scottish Opera’s soprano Hye-Youn Lee chats about her upcoming show, La Traviata

A-Z Of Great Scots Learn more about Arbroath inventor Alexander Shanks and his lawnmower



Great Escapes

Forty fantastic pages of staycation inspiration


Treasure Islands The volcanic landscapes of Staffa and Treshnish

Whisky Walk Three distilleries within three miles? You must be on Islay!


Monster Hunt Loch Ness is a memorable day out for many reasons

Fantastic Fortresses Explore Castle Country in the north east

Central & East

Legends, Laughs And Folklore Tour the historic city of Stirling

Leith Life Discover Edinburgh’s most vibrant neighbourhood

Borders & South West

Floored By The View Discover Scotland’s largest inhabited castle

Acres Of Adventure Eglinton Country Park in the west is a must for adventurers



Unsinkable Courage Meet mischievous adventurer Tom McClean

Life Through A Lens From Aberdeenshire to the Alps, Melody Sky on her exciting photography career

Spirit Of The Islands Cameron McNeish reveals two books that inspired his outdoor adventures

Living The High Life Enjoy a “run-hike” in the Campsie Fells

Rolling Back The Years Take a trip with the Inverclyde Time Teamers

Gear Guide We put the latest outdoor clothing to the test

Scottish Bookshelf Writer Peter Ross on “steeple chasing” and your guide to the best new book releases

Scottish Kitchen Star chef Stuart Ralston shares his recipe for Ajo Blanco

Slàinte Mhath The distillery that captures Campbeltown’s spirit

Eat, Drink, Sleep A refurbished Glasgow hotel wows while a Perthshire restaurant plates up “the best ever” steak

Q-Aye! Fascinating facts to test your knowledge of Scotland



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