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Scottish Islands Explorer

January / February 2019  Volume 20-  Issue 1

Editor's Welcome and Guest Columnist, Ed Elsey

Vision for 2020 with Explore Gardens plus Quiz on Martin Martin

Insights One on Lives, Landscapes and Light

Insights Two on Island Innovations - on the Seaflower from Portree, Skye

Scoraig
Vivien Martin visits what is virtually an island

Tomsleibhe
James Petre acts as a guide when recollecting a distinctive bothy

Islands Beyond
Trevor Boult on the Scotia from Scotland to South Orkney

The Raasay Iron Mines
Roger Butler excavates aspects of the First World War

Island Deer

Mavis Gulliver considers the significance of Red, Fallow and Roe

Readers' Opportunities One

Waterproof, Trail-blazing, Stowing-away and Refreshing

Readers' Opportunities Two

Help Needed to Restore a Remarkable Relic on Rum

Centrepiece

Eilean - The Island Photography of Margaret Fay Shaw

Theocracy on St Kilda

Helen Barclay considers when ministers ruled their congregations

Ardnave Point, Islay

Michael Steciuk observes a variety of human and natural tendencies


Papa Stronsay and the Golgotha Monastery
Richard Holland had rare and affecting insights in Orkney

Back of Beyond - Luchruban

Mervyn Jack ventures beyond the Butt of Lewis

St Magnus Cathedral

James Hendrie reflects on this so-called Light of the North


Responses

Richard Clubley on 'the edge of darkness', his new home

Crossword Sponsored by the Islands Book Trust

Tom Johnson invites readers to test their knowledge


Island Incidents

Roger Butler and passengers made it to Texa


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