The Scots Magazine May 2020 Issue – Out Now!



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Wild About Scotland Jim Crumley investigates the meaning behind the captivating song of the skylark

Denise Mina discusses her new true crime book, and her unusual inspiration in Scottish Bookshelf

My Scotland Olympic sailing gold medallist Shirley Robertson’s favourite places to drop anchor

Cameron McNeish urges us all to slow down adventure re-imagined



Your chance to vote for our 2020 Photographer of the Year!



Big Adventure the gruelling Scottish Mountain Marathon is not for the faint-hearted

Kenny MacAskill investigates the gruesome fate of captured Scottish Covenanters in the late 1600s

Climber Di Gilbert tackles the world’s tallest peaks

Wee Adventure Island of Bluebells Inchcailloch on Loch Lomond is a paradise bursting with birds and bluebells



Four pages of reviews for your lockdown reading list



Carina’s Kitchen praises the Aberdeen buttery and knows just what to serve with it

Our photographic series Scotland’s Islands heads to Fair Isle in the unforgiving North Sea

Polly Pullar talks extinction with palaeontologist Dr Ross Barnett – from the giant cave lion to the Scottish wildcat

Read our exclusive interview with Scots actor Karen Gillan on her journey from the Highlands to Hollywood

Top tips on foraging and picking your own tasty snacks from the countryside



Take a virtual tour of Scotland’s most beautiful islands in Hebridean dreams



Wee Blether with Arielle Free, the only Scots presenter on Radio 1 and champion of Scottish music

James “Paraffin” Young from Glasgow was arguably the world’s first oil baron A To Z Of Great Scots

Slàinte Mhath discover the latest artisanal spirit to come out of the Highlands – Sutors Gin

The Great Eight! “Must see” exhibits at Glasgow’s People’s Palace



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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