Our September 2015 Issue

Here’ a wee sneak peek of the incredible features you can expect from our September issue
– on sale August 20!


  • Sanjeev Kohli talks Still Game, River City and his Twitter puns in our big interview this month
  • One man’s inspiring journey in his daughter’s memory
  • We explore the Scottish influence on Mount Everest
  • Polly Murray shares her memories of the world’s highest mountain
  • We go behind the scenes in the Arbroath Smokie business


  • Discover the nomadic existence of wildlife cameraman John Aitchison – and the stunning images he captures
  • This month’s Focus is on Shetland, and its history, music and Norse influence
  • Our Around Scotland section has something for everyone to see and do
  • Scotland’s First World War Centenary Wood takes shape
  • Edinburgh’s French property development is turning heads
  • Cameron McNeish heads to Loch Moidart to learn of the legends that sailed the waters


  • Jim Crumley’s on the trail of the elusive badger
  • Innovative interior design from Glasgow’s Timerous Beasties
  • Looking ahead to the International Sheepdog Trials
  • Why the Deep Fried Film Festival is as tasty as ever
  • Euan Duguid explores whisky’s French connection
  • The best one-hit-wonders to have come from Scotland!
  • Why pianist Steven Osborne is the Scottish King of the Keyboard


  • Catch up with Mark Leggatt, the new name in the lexicon of Scottish crime fiction
  • Find the best fact and fiction on our Scottish Bookshelf!
  • Dawn Geddes reviews Lewis Grassic Gibbon’s classic – now on the silver screen
  • Take a hike with our guide up the Munro of Meall Quaich
  • Take your bike island hopping, or go with the kids on the National Cycle Network
  • Carina Contini draws on her mother-in-law’s teachings for this month’s recipe


The September issue of The Scots Magazine is in shops now, and available through subscription.

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 on the Readly app store.