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Scottish Islands Explorer

September / October 2016  Volume 17 -  Issue 5

Editor's Welcome and Guest Columnist, Richard Holland

Vision for 2020 on Walks or Rides? - as well as the Quiz challenge

Insights One on Sea forces, destinations by road & long distance walks

Insights Two on Attracted, acclaimed, converted and discovered on coasts

Abandoned, but thriving
Marieke McBean and her family explored Handa

Shulista Croft - Skye
Jack Palfrey felt the ultimate attractions of 'glamping'

Islands Beyond
Colston Philips explores failed Scottish investments

Drawn to Arran
Sarah Cowan explains the effect of a simple 19th Century painting

Holy Isles

Craig Whyte examines the melding of beliefs

Readers' Opportunities One

Phew! What weather?

Readers' Opportunities Two

The man who put Rhenigidale on the ... road


An ambition fulfilled - Dorothy Bruce visits St Kilda

Scotland's Gannets

Michael Steciuk presents his vision of 'beautiful sleek white angels'

Keeping on the Same Wavelength
James Hendrie promotes the Orkney Wireless Museum

Wester Ross in the Theatre of War

James Petre reports on conflict in Loch Ewe and Loch Broom

Loss of HMS Hampshire

Richard Clubley considers the disaster, 100 years on

Weather Extremes

Gordon Eaglesham records some phenomenal conditions

No Shame in Fear
Tom Aston learnt about Alex Maclean, a 'captain' on 'the sea of life'


John & Noreen Steele reveal letters that failed to evoke a response

Crossword Sponsored by the Islands Book Trust

Tom Johnson puts puzzlers through his regular test of skills

Island Incidents

Roger Butler created a ghostly shadow on Skye

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