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Scottish Islands Explorer

January / February 2018  Volume 19 -  Issue1

Editor's Welcome and Guest Columnist, Sadie Brown

Vision for 2020 with a Town Walk and a Quiz

Insights One on Bird Calls, Island Explorations and Fair Isle Connections

Insights Two on Rum, Bothies, Haunting, Closing, Converting and Cleaning

Roger Butler examines the green island of the Solway

Different and Distinctive Accommodation
Jack Palfrey happily promotes the College of the Holy Spirit, Cumbrae

Islands Beyond
John & Noreen Steele encountered Scottish connections on Herm

James Petre visits an island that has long fascinated him


Stephen Roberts portraus an island to which he will be drawn back

Readers' Opportunities One

For warmth - generated externally and internally

Readers' Opportunities Two

Val Vassay recommends Hebridean Fare


Karen Thorburn Photography

James McEwan - the Islay lad who followed his nose

Mavis Gulliver traces the success of his ventures

The Isle of Noss

Michael Steciuk is impressed by a vibrant part of Shetland

Wildlife on Mull

Terry Marsh recalls its varieties and memorable joys


Vivien Martin recounts some unexpected pleasures

Doctor John Rae

James Hendrie considers an illustrious son of Orkney

Castles and Galleys
James Petre reviews a new publication by the Islands Book Trust


Andrew Wiseman traces the odyssey of a Lewisman to Antarctica

Crossword Sponsored by the Islands Book Trust

Tom Johnson presents his latest challenge

Island Incidents

Roger Butler describes the day he set a new British record

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