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Scottish Islands Explorer

September / October 2015 -  Volume 16 -  Issue 5

Editor's Welcome and Guest Columnist, Gordon Eaglesham

Vision for 2020 with Getting Around plus the regular Quiz

Insights One on New Towns, Old Rocks, Cicling and Discovering

Insights Two concerns Life and Death Matters

Alien Invaders of the Plant World
Mavis Gulliver warns of threats to diversity and beauty

Auchrannie's Green Future
Scott Duffield praises and promotes the Isle of Arran resort

Islands Beyond
James Hendrie exposes Moose Factory Island

St Magnus
Stephen Roberts felt that he was followed

High Corrie, Isle of Arran
Vivien Martin recalls inspirational times 'between mountain and sea'

Readers' Opportunities One

New Dimensions When Travelling

Readers' Opportunities Two

The Scottish Islands by Hamish Haswell-Smith - Fully Revised


Jura: The Wild Island  - Secrets revealed by Konrad Borkowski

Flora MacDonald

James Hendrie recounts the life of a heroine who made an impact

Kilvickeon - beach, stones and medieval bones
Barbara Sellars sensed she was walking through time on Mull

An Orkney Sampler

Marc Calhoun encounters a surprise island or two on Zuza

Kisimul Castle, Barra, and the MacNeils

James Petre on a building rescued by energy and devotion

Angus Nicolson of Raasay
Andrew Wiseman indicates a vital source of Gaelic oral traditions

In Search of Colmcille

Tom Aston finds himself following St Columba


Tina Koenig likes Eilean Ban, but advocates the full skye experience

Crossword Sponsored by the Islands Book Trust

Tom Johnson invites you to complete both large and small grids

Island Incidents

Julie Staines relates some ferry tales about Rathlin Island

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