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Cover Story…
Enjoy Christmas in the capital, with an Edinburgh


 My Scotland Scots presenter, DJ and actor Grant Stott takes you on a tour of his favourite Scottish places

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

A Wee Blether With… Volunteer RNLI crewmember Laura Wilson on coping with 24/7 lifeboat call outs

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

A Matter Of Time Discover Doctor Who costumes and monsters at an exciting new exhibition


Head to a theatre near you for Scottish Ballet’s fresh take on Christmas classic, The Snow Queen


Listen To The Land Jim Crumley considers the primitive force of Scotland’s wildlands in winter

An Uncertain Future A mission to save the famous Loch Lomond wallabies

The Great Eight Celebrate St Andrew’s Day at these eight fascinating locations

Popular TV presenter Ross King on life from Glasgow to Hollywood

 A-Z Of Great Scots Pioneering Glen Clova postie Jean Cameron campaigned for the rights of working women

Festive Folklore Colourful Scottish Christmas and New Year traditions from years gone by


Get out onto the trails for a choice of three secluded Christmas adventures


Scottish Kitchen Whip up a Tipsy Laird Cake with a splash of Drambuie!

 Sound of Scotland Glasgow-born musician Craig Armstrong – the name behind famous film and theatre scores

Scottish Bookshelf Novelist Helen Fields explores the expectations placed on women through the ages

 Slàinte Mhath Step inside the restored Annandale Distillery in Dumfries & Galloway

Wild About Orkney Polly Pullar hears of the plight of Scottish seabirds from Orkney filmmaker

Top Of The Pups Why record-breaking Ralph the collie loves Scotland’s hills

Read all about the voluntary foodbanks saving struggling Scots across the country


 Eat, Sleep, Drink… The Reviews Lalique Restaurant in Crieff and Dunard Hostel on Barra

On Home Ground Cameron McNeish tries out Glasgow’s new walking route

Tranquil Trails Explore Perthshire’s peaceful lochside path network

A Leap Of Faith The extraordinary Scot who brought the gospel to East Asia

Scotland’s Islands Tiny Oronsay in the Inner Hebrides shelters rare wildlife

 Sweet Success How Tunnock’s make Scotland’s top teatime treat






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