The Scots Magazine December 2019 Issue – Out Now!



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Sound of Scotland columnist Lisa-Marie Ferla previews the Scots Trad Music awards

Cameron’s Country explores the dramatically changing landscape of Badenoch

Old, unwanted books are being turned into sculptures with book folding art

Focus On Aviemore & Cairngorms a magical winter wonderland

Kenny MacAskill tells a tale of two MacDonalds who travelled the world after the Jacobite rising



Read our exclusive Big Interview with acting legend James Cosmo 



Wild About Scotland nature expert Jim Crumley enjoys an immersive seaside spectacular in Berwickshire

On Your Bike discover an all-weather route around the Silver Sands of Morar

Author Mairi Kidd puts Scottish women in the spotlight in Scottish Bookshelf

Equality In Education we explore how the Edinburgh Seven won women the right to a university degree

Take A Hike Dumyat in the Ochils is the ideal hill for beginners



Yuletide drams rated and reviewed, Santa’s top 10 malts and gins



A decade of skis in search of snow! Retired teacher finds a patch of Scottish snow every month

Feast on festive leftovers with Carina’s Kitchen

Polly Pullar meets Arthur Anderson, farmer, journalist and TV presenter

The fourth in our new photographic series Scotland’s Islands is Dumfries and Galloway’s Rough Island

Visit the National Portrait Gallery in The Great Eight 



Get into the festive spirit with the top seasonal films and shows across the country



Wee Blether Damian Barr, presenter of TV’s The Big Scottish Book Club

Murial Thompson, motor car enthusiast and First World War heroine in this month’s A To Z Of Great Scots

Slainte Mhath whisky expert Euan Duguid finds the ideal dram to go with your top 10 Christmas hits

Your Scotland poet and Scotland’s Makar, Jackie Kay, shares memories of her favourite Scottish places



Plus our pick of the best…

The Great Gear Guide, Around Scotland events,
and reviews of the best hotels and restaurants
will keep you right this month.




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