Thursday, 18 June 2015
New Issue Today
It's the 1500th consecutive day of my publishing this blog and the first day in the shops for the July / August 2015 issue of Scottish Islands Explorer magazine. The contents range from ancient relics, like the Fossil Tree on Mull described by Roger Butler, to places of recent historical interest, such as Ness Battery, Orkney, visited by Steve Roberts. Fiction features - with an item on Kerrera, the inspiration of the latest novel by Mavis Gulliver, and an article by Vivien Martin entitled Islands of Adventure which considers how writers have been drawn to off-shore settings. The cover photographs are by Roger Butler and Ben Buxton. There's also an offer for readers taking out two- or three-year subscriptions of Peter Edwards' The Hebrides published by Cicerone at £18.95 for free.
Scottish Islands Explorer - my 32nd edition since taking over in 2010