The Scots Magazine July Issue – Out Now!


My Scotland Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson reminisces about his favourite spots across the country

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

An Open Book Need some inspiration for the weekend? Our readers showcase their adventures


Around Scotland Your definitive guide to what’s happening across the country this July

 Following The Coos Take on the latest charity art trail featuring lovable Hairy Highland Coos

Big Interview TV star Dawn Steele, of Shetland and Granite Harbour fame, shares her love of Scotland’s land and sea


The Warrior King Remembering Robert The Bruce as the country prepares to mark his 750th anniversary

Celebrating The Bruce Your round-up of interactive events for all to commemorate the King of Scots

Progressive Pioneer A Scotswoman’s trailblazing life of campaigning for child welfare, electoral reform and women’s suffrage



Northern Lights The north has spectacular strongholds – ruined, remodelled or inhabited

Jewels Of The East Magnificent buildings that command glorious settings on the east coast

To Chill The Blood The castles with their fair share of spectral sightings and hidden remains


Survivors Of The South Remaining castles in the Borders tell centuries-old stories of conflicts

Western Wonders In the west, some remarkable reminders of an often violent past

The Finest Grounds Three castles where gardens vie with the buildings for beauty


Heart Of History Central Scotland’s castles hold the secrets, turmoil and history of the nation

Love And Loss Castles with heart-stopping beauty and tales of doomed romance


A Bird With A Brain Jim Crumley’s encounters with the raven in several northern countries

Then & Now The Scots Magazine revisits Glasgow’s Mercat Cross, almost 80 years after it graced our cover

TSM Investigates Diving deeper into Scotland’s rural homes crisis and the impact on communities


A Poet’s Sanctuary How writer Dominic Cooper is inspired by the wild, stormy winters of Ardnamurchan

Action Into Words The guidebook writers who are skilled at bringing landscapes to life

Big & Wee Adventures Our explorers enjoy a trek over the Corrour Grahams and a remote bothy stay


Sounds Of Scotland Folk-dance band Niteworks aim to end their career on a high – plus new releases

Scottish Bookshelf Famed Scots writer Chris Brookmyre on his latest novel, and a round-up of new books

Slàinte Mhath It’s back to the future for whisky expert Euan who trails the dram’s historical highs



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