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Cover Story…
Explore the best of Edinburgh with our 14-page special!


 My Scotland Football legend Ally McCoist takes you on a tour of his favourite spots

#OutAndAboutScotland The best pics shared with us this month on social media

A Wee Blether With… Elite mountain biker Isla Short ahead of the UCI World Championships

Around Scotland Your top pick of events, concerts and activities across the country this month

Pinnacle of Piping Hundreds of bands descend on Glasgow for the World Piping Championships

Head to North Berwick for the fantastic Fringe By The Sea festival


The Odd Couple It’s 250 years since the Hebridean adventure of unlikely duo Samuel Johnson and James Boswell

Jim Crumley is serenaded by a wild bird jazz band while whale watching

 Scottish Bookshelf Discover the fascinating later life of Jacobite heroine Flora MacDonald – plus top new book releases

Sound Of Scotland Ravers’ daughter Hannah Laing is turning up the volume

From the Vault Straight from the archives – a strange encounter with a U-boat off Arbroath!

A-Z Of Great Scots Remembering Scotland’s greatest boxer Ken Buchanan


Read our superb interview with Scottish violinist and Grammy Award-winner, Nicola Benedetti


Scottish Kitchen Serve delicious hot smoked salmon with Fingal’s recipe

Slàinte Mhath Glen Grant’s legacy is in safe hands with Dennis Malcolm OBE

Eat, Sleep, Drink Our reviewers try out Modern Haar in St Andrews and Pitlochry’s historic Moulin Inn

Hold Back The Flood Polly Pullar visits Bamff Wildland, where beavers have changed the landscape

Scotland The Brand Did you know that the world’s first instant coffee was Scottish?



Get on your bike to celebrate the first ever UCI Cycling World Championship – coming to Glasgow this month



Record-Breaker! Jamie Aarons has remarkably just compleated a round of Munros in record time!

Cameron McNeish Scotland’s top outdoor writer considers recent calls for climbing aids on our mountains

Big Adventure Into the wilds on a three-hill hike from remote Corrour

Modest Yet Mighty Discover the magnificent ridge of Stac Pollaidh in Assynt

Fiery Minister’s Wife Kenny MacAskill remembers feisty Scottish socialist and suffragette Helen Crawfurd





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