Hidden Scotland Issue 2 is available now on loremnotipsum.com. After the successful launch of the first Hidden Scotland magazine in September, we’re proud to say we have just launched its successor: our Spring/Summer 2021 issue.
Spring is a time of rebirth, renewal and revisitation – and our candy-striped cover star is a fine example. When puffins and other nesting seabirds return to Scotland for their annual residency, it’s a sure sign that the seasons are shifting. For those brief, bright few months, their busy island colonies are a reassurance that the world keeps turning.
Aptly, the themes of nature and connection run through this issue. We look at ways in which you can allow your feral side some freedom – and boost your wellbeing – with a focus on wild foraging from expert Leanne Townsend, and a wild swimming feature from acclaimed Taking the Plunge author Anna Deacon, evoking the mixture of calm and euphoria that follows a dip. Adding to the mix is a piece by Emily Rose Mawson on that most elusive of Scottish animals: the wildcat.
Elsewhere, we continue to shine a light on the country’s different faces, not only showcasing the elemental beauty of its furthest-flung coastlines but exploring the dynamic urban spirit that keeps Glasgow as one of the UK’s most exciting cities. Island life, too, plays a prominent part. On Shetland, locals Misa Hay and Garry Jamieson introduce us to the archipelago’s deep-rooted knitting traditions, tracing the timeless evolution of island wool from sheep to sweater. Back on the mainland, meanwhile, we follow a creative heritage of a different kind, with a journey of discovery through Speyside’s world-famous malt whisky distilleries.
And that’s not all. Within the pages of this issue you’ll also find age-old folklore, a stirring account of a trip to Fair Isle, a shortbread recipe from the kitchen of Great British Bake Off finalist Flora Shedden, and a tour of Argyll’s storied castles with ‘The Castle Hunter’, David C. Weinczok. Should you be planning a getaway of your own, meanwhile, we’ve hand-picked 12 of Scotland’s most remote accommodation retreats. We think you’ll be glad to know about them.
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.
Roads Less Travelled with Cameron Mcneish
Discovery Roundup : Beaches of Scotland
Meditating on Nature : Argyll’s Secret Coast
Made With Love, From Scotland
Scotland’s Wildcat : The Highland Tiger
Folklore, Myths & Legends : The Stoor Worm
Shetland Textiles with Misa Hay : The Future Is Woolly
People Of Scotland : Interview with Jamieson’s of Shetland
Discovering The Nooks & Crannies of Glasgow
Scots Dictionary Corner
Behind The Lens With Douglas Corrance
The Unmissable Castles of Argyll
Remote Retreats : Escape to a Hame Away From Hame
Foraging For Wild Food with Leanne Townsend
The Story Of Speyside with Christopher Coates
Wild Swimming with Anna Deacon
Savouring Scottish Puffindom with Kenny Taylor
Profile On Flora Shedden’s Highland Bakery, Aran
Aran Shortbread Recipe
Traveller’s Tales To Fair Isle: Far Out, Yet Still So Close
Details: Hidden Scotland – Issue 2
160 pages, 25 x 20 cm