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Inside A Lost Era Found Again

Chiel, Fancy Thats,Wit And Wisdom

That Classical Look

The Unfortunate Urquharts

Conquering The Castle

Songs Long Silent

Sounds Of Scotland

Back To The Future

Prefabricated Living

The Black Prince Of Perthshire

Time Capsules












Dennis Hardley’s View Of The Month 24 On Islay’s Jagged Rocks 28 Coming Attractions 29 Newsflash ’79 30 Braving The Spears 32 This Month In Scottish History,Time Capsule 34 The George Forbes Column 35 Postcards From The Abyss 36 Cathedrals Of The Steam Age 38 Supernatural Scotland,Time Capsule 39 Quietly Looking Back 40 Mailbox 42 Poets Corner 43 Pastoral August 44






Next month in the bigger, new-look Scottish Memories

• School Days - reading, writing and arithmetic in 1940s Glasgow • The story of the world's first 'ro-ro' ferry

• Your guide to beautiful Linlithgow • How to trace your Scottish roots

• 70 years on:WW2 remembered • Superstitions: Guid luck aboot the hoose

PLUS: readers share their memories... September issue on sale Thursday, August 20th.

View Of The Month

In this issue it is a spectacular panorama

of the Falls of Lora as seen from Connel

Bridge in Argyll; and can be seen in all its glory across pages 24 and 25.

on page 26