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Scottish Islands Explorer

May / June 2017  Volume 18 -  Issue 3

Editor's Welcome and Guest Columnist, Shona Grant

Vision for 2020 with Walks and Rides around Millport, Great Cumbrae, and the Quiz

Insights One on Cycling, Walking, Bothying and Lighting Up

Insights Two on Orkney - A Special Place: A New Book by Richard Clubley

Five Weeks on the Monachs
Rosa Baker recalled them vividly

Bute has Four A-rate Attributes
Jack Palfrey particularly enjoyed the Bute Backpackers Hotel in Rothesay

Islands Beyond
Tom Aston looks to the left of Australia, to Heard and McDonald Islands

Colonsay's Ruined Village
Roger Butler explores the ruins of Riasg Buidhe

Hideaways in the Outer Hebrides

Kenneth Steven plotted a journey to include them

Readers' Opportunities One

Socks, Covers, Backpacks and ... Skye-high

Readers' Opportunities Two

Souvenirs of Skye


Kevin Percival on Tanera Ar Duthaich - His Exhibition at the Rhue Art Gallery


Mavis Gulliver has witnessed a decline in abundance

A Quiet, Natural History
Stephen Roberts discovers several aspects of Orkney

The Flying Duchess

David Saunders traces the life of an avian- and aviation-enthusiast

Skye Excites the Emotions

Ron Hill shows how past events can add to our experience

Fibre Optic Broadband

Gordon Eaglesham assesses its transformative progress

Island Castles
Tom Aston considers aspects of extensive conference proceedings


Jennifer Flynn reflects on a day and Night on Arran

Crossword Sponsored by the Islands Book Trust

Tom Johnson provides crossword-puzzlers with his 28th challenge

Island Incidents

Roger Butler recalls winning a cruise on the Hebridean Princess

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