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Scottish castles and great houses, Scottish culture, history, tips for traveling to Scotland, insider's tours from the Scottish Borders to the Scottish Highlands, special celebrations, Scottish crafts, Scottish food and lodgings, news and more, including our signature "Notes From The Isles" column, a charming journal about island life, plus music, books and Scotch whisky reviews.

contents

Winter 2014 / Vol. 19 / Number 4

departments

Notes From The Isles
by Kate Francis
An Island Journal

Bens & Glens & Heroes
News from Scotland

The Noble Instrument
by Gary West
The Highland Bagpipe

Scotland In Music
by Edward Scott Pearlman

Scotland In Books
by Hamish Coghill

Notebook
What's New and Noteworthy

In The Parish Of Peats
Scotch Whisky by
John Lamond

Calendar
Events in North America and Scotland

Scottish Societies

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What's Ahead

Mackintosh House Gordon Drum Cape Wrath Scottish vote on Independence
features

Walking With Mackintosh
by Jim Gilchrist
Just about any walk through Glasgow will bring you past a doorstep designed by Scotland's most famous architect.

20 Things To Love About Loch Lomond
by Stephen McGinty
Just 30 minutes from the tumult of Glasgow, Loch Lomond remains a tranquil oasis where nature embraces every activity.

Ballet In The Sky
by Peter Ross
Every year tens of thousands of starlings pass through Gretna Green, performing stunning aerial ballets at dusk for appreciative onlookers.

Second To None
by Stephen McGinty
The heritage, tradition and treasured artifacts of Scotland's military are on display in regimental museums all across the country.

The End Of The Line
by Terry Williams
The journey to Cape Wrath requires a never-to-be-forgotten ride by sea and land through a moorland wilderness.

The Vote
by Keith Aitken
The debate over Scottish Independence has been long and at times heated, but now that the voters have spoken, what happens next?

The Magic Of Cromarty
by Philip Paris
The Highland village of Cromarty has charmingly preserved its rich seagoing past while creating a welcoming, 21st-century community.