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Scottish Islands Explorer - January / February 2018 Edition

If you want to take out a new subscription for yourself or others between now and Wednesday 3 January 2018, go to the 'Subscribe' page on the menu above, enter and pay by credit or debit card. Then phone 07510 127014 to confirm matters. Thank you.

New Year Features

A bargain price of £9.99 for the year is available for the digital edition and Pocket Mags is the place to acquire this publication. This vesion is usually available a short time ahead of the print issue and so here is a group of readers who are in poll position.Why not take a look at the Links from the top of this page? The first five websites listed are of royalty-free photographs, posters and works of art that are professionally-produced and inexpensive to download. The latest is from Can Stock Photo and your clicking on is recommended.

Daily Blog

The Blog of items of Scottish islands interest has reached over 2,400 appearing on consecutive days and its total number of viewers approaches the one million mark. It's worth keeping an eye on the brief, illustrated, informative insights as to what's happening on the Western, Northern and Clyde Islands as well as the Outliers.

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Looking for a gift for family or friends? Perhaps, considering giving yourself a treat? With this issue there is a 20% discount on the prints of Shetland and Skye produced by top photographer, Konrad Borkowski. Our subscription-rates are unchanged and now represent even better value.  Binders are available at £12.45 and available back issues at £4.00, both with free postage. There is a wide range of DVDs on islands, areas and topics. The credit card facility is secure and payments will be refunded if the goods fail to please. Full Present-Giving Solutions appear on the Inside Back Cover of the current edition.

Cara McKinnon Crawford

Cara McKinnon Crawford

A Scottish Colourist with an International Artistic Reputation
Invites Readers of Scottish Islands Explorer

To click here to learn more about her work

Back Issue CD

Back issues of Scottish Islands Explorer
on a newly-issued, fully searchable archive CD are available. They cover from January 2000 until November / December 2015.

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Scottish Islands Explorer was launched in January 2000 and has featured the work of almost 250 writers. It is available in shops throughout Scotland and by subscription to anywhere in the UK, Europe and the World. This bi-monthly magazine is published by Ravenspoint Press Ltd and

the January / February 2018issue is both on sale and available online.

It is complemented by a daily blog providing insights into island life, issues, events and people. 

Click here for an interview given by the Editor to Private Island News.


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The January / February 2018 issue has been published and includes features on Unst, Mingulay and the Isle of Noss. Accommodation on Great Cumbrae is recommended and Herm comes into its own for Scottish connections. The Centrepiece focuses the Photography of Karen Thorburn. Doctor John Rae of the Arctic makes an apperance as does Thomas Frank McLeod, a Lewisman who ventured to the Antarctic. Castles and Galleys are reviewed, the work of James McEwen of Islay is outlined and Wildlife on Mull is described.
Another 'island-crossword' - the 32nd in the series - compiled by Tom Johnson, whose puzzles appear regularly in the Spectator and Financial Times, is sponsored by The Islands Book Trust. The books featured are on Page Six. There are also the regular Readers' Opportunities columns where ideas and inspirations are presented, including Hebridean Fare.


Vision for 2020

Vision for 2020

Always worth a visit is the Island Quiz from our compiler, David Hoult, who regularly presents a challenge to those readers wanting to have their knowledge or research skills tested. In this edition the questions are on islands in descending order of height.


Telephone calls should be answered in person on 01379 890270 from 10.00 - 17.00 on Monday - Friday. If not, then try 01422 410615 for the Circulation Manager. To contact the Editor directly, call 07510 127014.

Be aware of the interest levels aroused by the Scottish islands. Enjoy the experience!


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