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Welcome to the Scottish Islands Explorer

Scottish Islands Explorer

January / February 2015 -  Volume 16 -  Issue 1

Editor's Welcome and Guest Columnist, Rowan Butler

Insights One involving originality, longevity, tradition and distance

Insights Two on coincidences, routes, views and island-hopping

John Rae (1813 - 1893)
Richard Clubley on the Arctic Explorer and Orcadian hero

Coll and a Calendar
Jack Palfrey recommends that you plan ahead and book into a hostel

Islands Beyond
Hew Prendergast considers Mullet in Eire

Amy's Island
Roger Butler explains why unnamed islets should not be overlooked

Orkney Railways
Steve Roberts investigates rusting remains

Readers' Opportunities One

Gifts in the Post

Readers' Opportunities Two

Skye Glamping recommended by Craig Whyte


Rosalind Goodway reflects on Eigg's Dawn and Dusk

Sea Shells

Mavis Gulliver analyses their composition and appeal

An Island Walk
James Hendrie did not need to leave the city

Rum - The Year Ahead

Nic Goddard takes stock and speculates

Into the Light of Arran

Keith Fergus climbs and feels illuminated

Staffin - A Dinosaur Capital
John and Noreen Steele investigate Skye of the Jurassic Era

Two Hundred Years if Farming in Sutherland

Tom Aston discovers what was, in some ways, an insular experience

Crossword Sponsored by the Islands Book Trust

Tom Johnson presents another challenge

Island Incidents

Barbara Sellars reaches the autumnal months on Iona

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