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Scottish Islands Explorer

July / August 2017  Volume 18 -  Issue 4

Editor's Welcome and Guest Columnist, Vivien Martin

Vision for 2020 with Walks and around St Kilda plus the Quiz

Insights One on Ways, Means and Images of Island Life

Insights Two on the Wild, Remote, Attractions, Generations & Heavens

Impressions of Ulva
Barbara Sellars assesses the 'barren', 'rough' and 'of no extent'

The Roost on the Black Isle
Jack Palfrey enjoys the innovations and activities of hidden secrets

Islands Beyond
Tom Aston shows how Alistair MacLean brought limelight to Bear Island

Ouposts and Milestones
Robin Cooke responds to Sylvie Sarabia's paintings

Rum's Kinloch Castle

Emily Richards learned to love and be inspired by island and castle

Readers' Opportunities One

For Hospitality and Travel

Readers' Opportunities Two

Shaun Fraser's First Solo Show & Kevin Percival's Exhibition


Shona Grant, landscape photographer, is drawn back to South Uist

It's a Shore Thing

Roger Butler looks at seaweed in the Scottish islands

Richard Holland sees more than Mull's gateway to Iona

Island Shopping

Mavis Gulliver saw how community shops serve their localities

Happy Valley

Stephen Roberts on a hidden oasis in Orkney

The Blind Piper

Andrew Wiseman focuses on Lachlan Ban MacCormick of Benbecula

Uist - Archaelogy in Focus
Tom Aston keenly anticipates a conference in early August


Tim Farquhar on Tanera Mor

Crossword Sponsored by the Islands Book Trust

Tom Johnson provides crossword-puzzlers with his 29th challenge

Island Incidents

Barbara Sellars reveals more of Inchcailloch in Summer

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