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My Scotland Veteran actor Bill Paterson talks his favourite spots from across Scotland

Wee Blether singer Stephanie Cheape on new music and working with Glasgow’s Twin Atlantic

What’s On The very best events and podcasts to enjoy throughout this month

 Focus On Glasgow Head to Scotland’s largest city and discover everything from art to impressive stadia

Flight Of Fancy Jim Crumley on the debt of gratitude he owes Ben Ledi for 50 years of lessons on nature and the seasons



Prepare for thrills and spills as Europe’s largest indoor funfair, the Irn-Bru Carnival, returns to Glasgow



A-Z Of Great Scots activist Robina Qureshi has fought racism for decades, making Glasgow a safer place

Crisis Hits Home Alexander Selkirk, the Scot who inspired Robinson Crusoe

Sound Of Scotland Tamara Schlesinger’s Hen Hoose and improving female representation in music

Never Give Up Fife novelist Marion Todd explains how perseverance paid off in becoming an author

Scottish Bookshelf A top selection of new fact and fiction to add to your reading list



Enjoy our exclusive interview with actress and Altered Images singer Claire Grogan



The Great Eight Craigievar Castle in Aberdeenshire, which inspired Walt Disney’s Cinderella

Capturing The Canine The Forth Inn, Scotland’s most dog-friendly pub

Slàinte Mhath Euan Duguid on the best spirits to try this festive season

 Scottish Kitchen This month’s star chef, Jesse Spears, shares his recipe for mouth-watering venison loin

All In A Day’s Hike Carnethy Hill Running Club members “compleat” a Munro round in 24 hours



 Discover Scottish Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker



 At What Cost? Cameron McNeish on the balance needed for tourists and local residents alike

A Winter Wonder An unexpected skiing adventure in the Campsie Fells

 A Chance Adventure A cycle around Bute between ferry times leads to some spectacular sites

The Finnish Ramseys Kenny MacAskill on the Scots family that fought Ivan the Terrible, Napoleon and Hitler

Scotland’s Islands Explore Yell, the second-largest Shetland isle and home to stunning beaches






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