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The Scottish Banner
January 2023

In this issue… THE TRANQUILITY OF STONEHAVEN For many centuries the wee fishing port on Scotland’s east coastline has been a magnetic location for summer tourists, a distinction it retains to this day. Made up of delightful seascapes, an enchanting harbour and a lively town centre,… READ MORE SCOTLAND’S THE PLACE TO BE IN 2023 Celebrate a new year with plenty to discover across Scotland. New stories, special moments and unforgettable memories are ready to be made in Scotland in 2023. From January through to December,… READ MORE REMEMBERING DODDIE WEIR Born in 1970, rugby great Doddie Weir won the first of his 61-caps for Scotland against Argentinain November 1990, but came to prominence as a member of the Scotland side which reached the semi-final of the World Cup the following year. He would go on to,… READ MORE
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The Scottish Banner
December 2022

SAVING KINLOCH CASTLE Kinloch Castle on the Isle of Rum is an ornate castle which was built by George Bullough. Now frozen in time but slowly crumbling despite all sorts of plans over the years, including intervention by the then Prince Charles, the castle is looking for help to secure its future as a key part of the small island community. NEOLITHIC CULIMARY TRADITIONS UNCOVERED A team of scientists, led by the University of Bristol, has uncovered intriguing new insights into the diet of people living in Neolithic Britain and found evidence that cereals, including wheat, were cooked in pots. CHRISTMAS RECIPES Glazed ham, holiday potatoes and Sherry trifle.
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The Scottish Banner
November 2022

In this issue... 10 REASONS TO VISIT SCOTLAND IN 2023 Autumn is often the time when thoughts turn to travel plans for the coming year. To inspire you in planning you next trip, we’ve teamed up with Visit Scotland, Scotland’s national tourism organisation, to bring you our top ten reasons to visit Scotland in 2023! THE CLAN MACPHERSON MUSEUM OPENS On Friday 5th August 2022, as part of the 75th Annual Clan Macpherson Gathering, Clan Chief James Brodie Macpherson of Cluny and Blairgowrie invited a group of approximately 190 clansmen and women to ‘raise a glass’ to the future prosperity of the Clan Macpherson Museum as the latest chapter in the Museum’s illustrious history was written. The Clan Macpherson Museum.... IAN BAIRNSON - SHETLAND'S MUSIC MAKER For some Scottish musician Ian Bairnson may not be instantly a recognised name, however you are very likely to have heard the many projects which he was part of. Neil Drysdale tells the story of the Shetland guitarist who played on Kate Bush’s biggest hit Wuthering Heights. Ian Bairnson, who also had a No 1 hit with Pilot, also recorded backing vocals on Paul McCartney’s Mull of Kintyre and sold millions of records with the Alan Parsons Project.
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Discover Scotland
Issue 50

In this issue... LOCH LOMOND: A STORY OF CULLODEN The song Loch Lomond is well-known by Scots. Most of us learnt it as children. The lyrics are not immediately clear; it is a lament bout “me and my true love” but it does not say who they were. The story behind the song is true. “Me and my true love” were Robert King and his wife Janet Kissock who lived in Renfrewshire from 1673 to 1746. They courted in 1698 - 1700 and married in 1700, to be parted by his death 46 years later. FINLAY WILSON: THE KILTED YOGI Viral Scottish yoga star Finlay Wilson is back with his new book Wild Kilted Yoga: Flow and Feel Free, get ready for more tartan, more dramatic scenery and more tips and tricks to make your yoga practice extra special. Finlay took time to speak to the Scottish Banner on his love of yoga, his rescue dog Amaloh, tartan and of course Scotland. THE KING AT PLEASURE AND PRAYER James IV is usually remembered as the tragic king who not only lost the Battle of Flodden in 1513, but also died on the field. In fact, he was a very much more complex and interesting figure who influenced both the world of the church and the world of the arts. One place where these interests came together was Linlithgow Palace.
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The Scottish Banner
March 2022

In this issue... OUTLANDER RETURNS Season Six of Outlander is back and see’s Claire and Jamie fighting to protect those they love at Fraser Ridge. Set in colonial America at the edge of Revolutionary War, they must now face what happens when you become an outsider, or outlander, in your own home. THE 1,000 YEARS HIKE Walking the West Highland Way. TAMING THE WOLVES? Rethinking Medieval Scottish Politics.
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The Scottish Banner
Feb 2022

In this issue... LOCH LOMOND: A STORY OF CULLODEN The song Loch Lomond is well-known by Scots. Most of us learnt it as children. The lyrics are not immediately clear; it is a lament bout “me and my true love” but it does not say who they were. The story behind the song is true. “Me and my true love” were Robert King and his wife Janet Kissock who lived in Renfrewshire from 1673 to 1746. They courted in 1698 - 1700 and married in 1700, to be parted by his death 46 years later. FINLAY WILSON: THE KILTED YOGI Viral Scottish yoga star Finlay Wilson is back with his new book Wild Kilted Yoga: Flow and Feel Free, get ready for more tartan, more dramatic scenery and more tips and tricks to make your yoga practice extra special. Finlay took time to speak to the Scottish Banner on his love of yoga, his rescue dog Amaloh, tartan and of course Scotland. THE KING AT PLEASURE AND PRAYER James IV is usually remembered as the tragic king who not only lost the Battle of Flodden in 1513, but also died on the field. In fact, he was a very much more complex and interesting figure who influenced both the world of the church and the world of the arts. One place where these interests came together was Linlithgow Palace.
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The Scottish Banner
Jan 2022

In this issue... FOR THESE ARE MY MOUNTAINS | The Scottish Banner speaks to Tristan Cameron Harper.  Tristan Cameron Harper is a photographer and mountain guide with a passion for Scotland’s incredible outdoors. Tristan took the time to speak to the Scottish Banner on his love of the Scottish Highlands, being a former professional ice hockey player and Munro Bagging. SCOTLAND AFTER DARK | Keeping curiosity alive after sunset. David C. Wenczok explores the beauty of Edinburgh after dark. "I write this in Edinburgh on the 4th of December, it is fully dark outside by 15:45. Elsewhere in Scotland, night comes much sooner. wo days ago, a friend who recently moved back to Orkney after several years living in the Central Belt lamented the loss of all-natural light there by 14:30. Tellingly, the Scottish Gaelic term for the month of December is..." SCOTLAND IS CALLING FOR 2022 | Misty green landscapes and towering peaks, ancient city streets and tales of the past, freshly opened casks and the cent of seasonal dishes... they are all calling. Calling explorers, thrill-seekers, beach-goers, city-breakers, solo travellers, families, and everyone in between – no matter the season Scotland is the place...
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The Scottish Banner
Oct 2021

In this issue... Talking Tartan Across The World The Scottish Banner recently caught up with ScotlandShop’s founding director Anna White on being in the tartan business, opening a new North American branch and her love of the Scottish Borders. Sailing Down The Water Scotland's steamboats. In their hundreds, they once chuffed and puffed their way along the mighty River Clyde, as well as many other canals and waterways of the west coast of Scotland. Before the advent of diesel power, it was steamboats that ruled the water, carrying cargo and passengers to remote communities and scenic holiday spots. And it was fitting that the area became home to so many steamers – while there were several inventors and engineers around the world working on the idea of putting Scotsman James Watt’s steam engine to work in boats, it was in Scotland that key developments were made in an industry that was to transform the world... Dumbarton Rock Scotland's most underrated fortress? Find an outcrop of rock in Scotland and chances are someone, at some point, called it a seat of power. Inland crags, coastal cliffs, and the stone spires left by retreating glaciers 12,000 years ago are commonly crowned by castles or their prehistoric equivalents - duns, brochs, hillforts, lookout towers, and every other type of fortification imaginable...