Scottish Memories JANUARY2007
Our front cover this month from the lens of ace landscape photographer Dennis Hardley is a view of Glasgow’s Kelvingrove Park showing the soldier’s statue commemorating the Highland Light Infantry (’the city’s own’) and in the distance the tower of the University.
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Rediscovering Dundee 2
Chiel,Fancy Thats,Wit And Wisdom
The Wizard’s Lair
Tales Of The Riverbank 8
A Vision Of Hell
Sounds Of Scotland
A Wee Doch-An-Dorris 12
By Steamer Up To Cape Wrath
Northern Pursuits 18
Murder On The Moor 20
Dennis Hardley’s View Of The Month 24
Howls In The Distant Dark
Misty Land Of Myths
The George Forbes Column,Time Capsule 35
Hello Young Lovers
Supernatural Scotland,Time Capsule
SEASONS GREETINGS IN THE TRADITIONAL SCOTS WAY FOR HOPEFULLY THE HAPPY NEW YEAR STILL TO COME!
We at Scottish Memories would like to take this opportunity to wish our ever growing band of loyal, intelligent, sophisticated, motivated, lively and adventurous readers, at home and abroad, all the very best in the coming year of 2007; and we trust they will reap a rich harvest of happy memories in the many months to come.
And keep reading.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
A Moan For The Misbegotten
Next month in Scottish Memories • Blood On The Line • The Necromancer • Dashing For Glory Under Fire • Blackout Blues • A Ceiling Of Starlight • Crowd Trouble In Kirk February issue on sale Thursday,January 18th.
View Of The Month
In this issue it is a panorama of Loch Aw e
in autumnal mode, seen from north of
Port Sonachan in Argyll; and it can be se en
in its full glory over pages 24 and 25.