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Scottish Islands Explorer

July / August 2016  Volume 17 -  Issue 4

Editor's Welcome and Guest Columnist, Karen Thorburn

Vision for 2020 on Walks: On the Edge of Foula and solving the Quiz

Insights One on Walking, Cycling, Viewing and Fishing from End to End

Insights Two on The Heb and A Show on Gigha

Gordon Eaglesham on flotsam, jetsam and ... Moby-duck

Skeabost House Hotel
Jack Palfrey fell for its history, hospitality and alchemy

Islands Beyond
John & Noreen Steele found Tahiti's Scottish connections tantalising

A Fetlar Find
Jack Palfrey indulges his interest in property

Kirkwall: The UK's Cruise Capital
Richard Clubley cruises into Orkney (almost) to see the attraction

Readers' Opportunities One

Be Ready to Sign Up on Coll

Readers' Opportunities Two

The Isle of Harris Mountain Festival


Steve Fraser - Caledonication - The Island Collection

The Beaches of Barra

Roger Butler takes a comprehensive view and discloses much

The Lost Villages of Mull
James Petre reveals some of their stories and histories

Weeping Window Poppies and the Battle of Jutland

James Hendrie witnessed some of the commemorations

Inspired by Islands

Mavis Gulliver relates some of her many experiences

Across the Narrows, Off Skye

Raasay attracts John & Noreen Steele

MV Isle of Lewis
Tom Aston considers the life and times of a CalMac ship in service


Sam Berry recouts two tales involving Mendelssohn visiting Mull

Crossword Sponsored by the Islands Book Trust

Tom Johnson compiles his regular test of knowledge and solving-skills

Island Incidents

Tina Koenig introduces an underwater adventure

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