After the successful launch of the first Hidden Scotland magazine in September, the talented creative team have just launched its successor: Issue 02, Spring/Summer 2021.
Spring is a time of rebirth, renewal and revisitation – and the candy-striped cover star is a fine example. When puffins and other nesting seabirds return to Scotland for their annual residency, it’s a sure sign that the seasons are shifting. For those brief, bright few months, their busy island colonies are a reassurance that the world keeps turning.
Aptly, the themes of nature and connection run through this issue. The authors look at ways in which you can allow your feral side some freedom – and boost your wellbeing – with a focus on wild foraging from expert Leanne Townsend, and a wild swimming feature from acclaimed Taking the Plunge author Anna Deacon, evoking the mixture of calm and euphoria that follows a dip. Adding to the mix is a piece by Emily Rose Mawson on that most elusive of Scottish animals: the wildcat.
Elsewhere, the issue continues to shine a light on the country’s different faces, not only showcasing the elemental beauty of its furthest-flung coastlines but exploring the dynamic urban spirit that keeps Glasgow as one of the UK’s most exciting cities. Island life, too, plays a prominent part. On Shetland, locals Misa Hay and Garry Jamieson introduce the archipelago’s deep-rooted knitting traditions, tracing the timeless evolution of island wool from sheep to sweater. Back on the mainland, meanwhile, you'll be taken on a creative heritage of a different kind, with a journey of discovery through Speyside’s world-famous malt whisky distilleries.
And that’s not all. Within the pages of this issue you’ll also find age-old folklore, a stirring account of a trip to Fair Isle, a shortbread recipe from the kitchen of Great British Bake Off finalist Flora Shedden, and a tour of Argyll’s storied castles with ‘The Castle Hunter’, David C. Weinczok. Should you be planning a getaway of your own, meanwhile, see the 12 hand-picked remote accommodation retreats.
You’ll be glad to know about them.
About Hidden Scotland:
Hidden Scotland magazine is a source of inspiration and information on travelling to and around Scotland. They are on a mission to discover, create, and collaborate, in order to inspire travellers and Scotland’s inhabitants to get out and explore one of the most beautiful countries our planet has to offer.
Size: 160 pages, perfect bound, printed in full colour on FSC-approved uncoated paper in Scotland. It measures 200 x 255mm.