It gives us great pleasure to be sharing with you the third edition of Hidden Scotland magazine. Welcome to our Autumn Winter 2021/22 issue.
We’ll start with four potent words: the past is alive. Scotland is a land sculpted by its history, a place moulded by the passage of time, and over the following pages, the days of yore are a recurrent theme. Stepping back into the mists of prehistory, we explore the Jurassic beginnings of the Isle of Skye, where dinosaurs once roamed. We enter the towering canopy of the great Caledonian Forest, crunching the underbrush of the temperate rainforest that once blanketed almost the entire country. No less stirringly, we also take a wander among the extraordinary Neolithic sites that make Scotland one of the world’s most important repositories of Stone Age architecture.
Striding forward to more recent centuries, we visit the historic towns and age-old places of worship that mark the Borders Abbeys Way, learn more about the 17th century witches of Shetland, and discover the layered past (not to mention the vibrant culture and open countryside) of Dumfries & Galloway. Keeping the theme going, we also hear the ancient tale of Thomas the Rhymer, and take a winding drive along the fabled Highlands road that is Bealach na Bà.
But there’s more to these pages, of course, than the past. As regular readers will have come to expect, we also meet some of Scotland’s most inspirational modern-day inhabitants, from the sustainably minded food and drink producers of Glenelg, and the determined founders of the Isle of Skye Sea Salt Company, to acclaimed jewellery-maker Róis Clark.
And that’s not all. Among other things, there’s also a journey through Cape Wrath in the company of writer and photographer Richard Gaston, a spotlight on one of the country’s enigmatic mountain hares, and advice on how to make the most of the Scottish winter with your canine companion.
As ever, enjoy the journey. Slàinte mhath
THE CALEDONIAN FOREST
DISCOVERY ROUNDUP : NEOLITHIC SITES OF SCOTLAND
THE GROWING COMMUNITY OF GLENELG
OVER THE SEA TO SKYE
MADE WITH LOVE, FROM SCOTLAND
MAKER PROFILE : ROIS CLARK - THE SPIRIT OF SCOTLAND’S SEAS
GHOSTS OF THE MOUNTAINS : THE MOUNTAIN HARE
FOLKLORE, MYTHS & LEGENDS : THOMAS THE RHYMER & THE EILDON TREE
SCOTLAND’S JURASSIC ISLAND
DISCOVERING THE NOOKS & CRANNIES OF DUMFRIES & GALLOWAY
BEHIND THE LENS WITH VIRGINIE CHABROL
PEOPLE OF SCOTLAND : MEENA & CHRIS WATTS - ISLE OF SKYE SEA SALT COMPANY
PILGRIMAGE TO THE BORDER ABBEYS
A DOG LOVER’S WINTER GUIDE TO SCOTLAND
SHETLAND’S FORGOTTEN WOMEN
PROFILE ON THE TÀRMACHAN CAFE
RECIPE : VENISON APPLE FENNEL SAUSAGE ROLLS
I’LL TAKE THE SLOW ROAD
THE ROAD THAT WINDS THROUGH TIME : BEALACH NA BÀ
TRAVELLER’S TALES TO CAPE WRATH
Hidden Scotland magazine is a source of inspiration and information on travelling to and around Scotland. We are on a mission to discover, create, and collaborate, in order to inspire travellers and Scotland’s inhabitants to get out and explore one of the most beautiful countries our planet has to offer.
With that in mind, we want to encourage conscious travel in a bid to get to the heartbeat of the awe-inspiring locations within Scotland. By encouraging meaningful experiences, travellers will begin to immerse themselves within their surroundings to establish longer lasting connections and gain a better understanding of the area they are in and its people. We want to show that sustainable travel gives something back to the communities and provides the traveller with an authentic experience. Now more than ever people want to return home from a trip feeling enlightened and transformed.
We have worked with an extremely talented group of creative people who have contributed to this issue in order to be able to tell stories, offer guidance, share tips, and give insight in travelling around Scotland.
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