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Scotland Magazine

Scotland Magazine

March/April 2020

Published 6 times a year every issue of Scotland Magazine delves in to the history of Scotland; from the mysterious clans to the great leaders, from the spirited creative individuals to the historical life of Scotland’s greatest castles and houses. Filled with the wonderful hidden secrets of the country, Scotland Magazine captures the spirit of this great nation, explores its history and heritage and recommends great places to visit.

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2 Jubilee Place, London SW3 3TQ Tel: 020 7349 3700 Fax: 020 7349 3701 Email: editor@scotlandmag.com www.scotlandmag.com EDITORIAL Editor Sally Coffey Production Editor Jenny Rowe Consultant Editor Roddy Martine Art Editor Andrea Lynch PR Requests pr@chelseamagazines.com CHELSEA CREATE Partnerships Director Lyndal Beeton ADVERTISING SALES Group Advertising Manager Natasha Syed natasha.syed@chelseamagazines.com Senior Sales Executive Moira Gilchrist moira.gilchrist@chelseamagazines.com Senior Sales Executive Sam Evanson sam.evanson@chelseamagazines.com Sales Executive Lee Aden lee.aden@chelseamagazines.com PUBLISHING Publisher Lindsay Greatbatch Executive Chairman Paul Dobson Chief Operating Officer Kevin Petley Chief Financial Officer Vicki Gavin Director of Media James Dobson MD Sales & Create Steve Ross EA to Chairman Sarah Porter…

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editor’s letter

Welcome to the latest issue of Scotland, where we’re excited about the longer days that spring brings and are eager to make the most of them. Scotland is synonymous with golf, so if you like to fit in a few rounds on your travels, or indeed if that’s the main reason you come to Scotland, then you’ll want to read our feature on some of the best golfing hotels in Scotland (page 40), where you can more often than not see the green from your room. If literature is more your thing, then why not make spring the time you follow the Robert Burns trail into the rolling farmland of Ayrshire (page 18) and discover a much-overlooked part of the country. When I think of spring, I think of new life and nature,…

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clan courier

[STATELY HOMES] TAKE TO THE FLOORS This year’s Massed Pipe Band Day at Floors Castle will take on added poignancy as it is the first since the late 10th Duke of Roxburghe died. Guy Innes-Ker, who had held his title since 1974, died in August 2019 at his ancestral home of Floors Castle in the Scottish Borders, following a lengthy battle with cancer. The Duke is survived by his wife Virginia, the Duchess of Roxburghe, his five children and five grandchildren. The Duke’s eldest son, Charles Innes-Ker, now succeeds his father as the 11th Duke of Roxburghe. The Massed Pipe Band Day, which takes place in August, is an annual extravaganza in which pipe bands from across the Scottish Borders perform. There will also be music and dance performances, children’s entertainment, a food village and more.…

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we’ve got mail

IN AWE OF LOCH AWE I’m just on my way home to Lancashire following my first visit to Scotland. Absolutely blown away with the beautiful rugged landscapes and can’t believe I’ve never ventured here before now. I’ve attached two photos. The first being the gorgeous Kilchurn Castle on Loch Awe. The second is the lost valley area in Glencoe. Katie Grishakov, by email MORE MAPS PLEASE Where are the maps? Scots may know where everything is, but, as an American, I don’t. The previous version of the magazine had lots of good maps. Why don’t you print a geological map of Scotland? Also, the pages and pictures are huge, but the print is tiny for my old eyes. Finally, might you consider an article on Dr Archie Cochrane, who promoted double-blind medical trials after the Second…

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reader snapshot

Anne says: “I was on the Isle of Skye leading a photography workshop. For most of the week we had torrents of rain and wind, which made for dramatic photography but under difficult shooting conditions. The weather did not look promising yet again for our trip to Talisker Bay, but we forged on anyway and waited on the beach to see what would develop for us. A slight sliver of light began to peek through the clouds and, as the light broadened, the sky became brilliantly hued with intense colour that lasted until the sun disappeared at the horizon.” “Scotland’s soulfully deep beauty never fails to astound me. As an American with Scottish ancestry, I feel a kinship with the country, both with her magnificent landscapes and her magnanimous, spirited people.…

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the library

When it comes to Scotland, context is everything: the more armed you are with background knowledge, the more enriched your travels will be. From Scotland’s monarchy to its complex system of land ownership, here are some of the best history books to add to your reading list. EVENTS THE DECLARATION OF ARBROATH 1320: “FOR FREEDOM ALONE” Edward J Cowan To mark the 700th anniversary of the important moment in Scottish history, in which dozens of Scottish nobles sealed a document confirming Scotland’s status as an independent sovereign state (see page 54), a new edition of this book has been released. Here, Cowan, former Professor of Scottish History and Director of the Crichton Campus, examines the origins of the Declaration and the ideas upon which it was based. In his book-length study – the first…