The Scots Magazine October 2019 Issue – Out Now!


The October issue of
The S
cots Magazine
is in shops now!

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Sound of Scotland columnist Lisa-Marie Ferla discovers new Scottish music for an eclectic autumn

Ten stunning buildings that earn Edinburgh the nickname of Athens of the North 

Cameron’s Country talks damage done by hillwalkers in Scotland when they leave rubbish behind

The lowdown on Loch Faskally’s Enchanted Forest light show

Focus On Perthshire golf, glass-making and a fantastic glimpse of Scotland’s Second World War heritage


The Great Eight: Hunterian Museum’s must-see exhibits


Wild About Scotland nature expert Jim Crumley enjoys peace and serenity under an old oak tree

Read our exclusive Big Interview with top Scottish composer Sir James Macmillan

On Your Bike and discover why fabulous Fife is a favourite destination for Scotland’s cyclists

An interview with author Barbara Henderson, organiser of NessBookFest in Scottish Bookshelf

Take A Hike follows a personal triumph for a young lad – his first Munro


Pumpkin pickers! Fresh air fun in the farmyard for the kids this Hallowe’en


The Borders eco-home with a heart-filled story

Kenny MacAskill remembers a long-forgotten atrocity, the Massacre of Tranent

Carina’s Kitchen brings cultures together with one seafood dish

Polly Pullar visits a wildlife sanctuary that’s proving a life-saver for both animals and the owners

Red Széll didn’t let his lack of sight stop him from scaling Scotland’s classic sea stacks blind


Make Arran your choice for an island adventure this autumn with our fantastic nine-page Focus On


Wee Blether with chidren’s book artist and illustrator, Kate Leiper

Robert William Thomson, the true inventor of the pneumatic tyre is this month’s A To Z Of Great Scots

Slainte Mhath A dash of water? Hebrides Wild Water is the very dab for a dram

The second in our spectacular new photographic Scotland’s Islands series is Arran– Scotland in miniature

Your Scotland movie icon Brian Cox is the next in this fascinating series where famous Scots discuss their favourite Scottish locations 




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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