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Welcome to Welcome to this new-look issue of Scottish Memories, with more pages than ever and a few new features thrown in for your enjoyment.
As many of our loyal readers will know, the magazine has been celebrating the stories and characters of Scotland’s past since the early 1990s, when publisher Ken Laird and editor George Forbes joined forces (see page 32 for the full story on the origins of the magazine). I’m honoured to be continuing what these two talented gentlemen started, and the winning formula of fascinating features, evocative nostalgia, and stunning Scottish scenery still runs through the magazine today.
(see page 32 for the full story on the origins of the magazine). I’m honoured to be continuing
For this issue we’ve added more intriguing articles, including insights into Scottish superstitions, and readers’ memories of growing up in Scotland. There’s also a guide to tracing your family tree, a lively news section, and a fun puzzles page. Plus, an in-depth guide to Linlithgow, where historic attractions and beautiful surroundings will help you create some brand new memories.
With so many new features, plus regulars such as CHIEL, View of the Month, and George Forbes’ brilliant Writing to Remember column, we’re sure you’ll enjoy this issue as much as we did putting it together. In short, it’s more of what you love, and who can argue with that?
Contents 5 Then and Now
News and events, and headlines from the past
10 The happiest days
Glaswegians remember their fi rst day at school
15 Above it all
The secret life of Cardoness Castle
16 Memories Mailbox
Write to us and win! Plus, George Forbes recalls Sixties fashions
18 A piece of Scotland overseas
The moving experiences of Scotland’s past emigrants
20 ‘It makes me proud...’
Publisher Ken Laird recalls putting together the fi rst Scottish Memories
22 Making do in World War Two
Mary Ellis recalls life on the Home Front
24 From the archives…
Intriguing items from Scotland’s past
25 This month in Scottish history
Anniversaries and events from yesteryear
27 Destination Linlithgow
Your in-depth guide to Linlithgow
34 The fl oating railway
The story of the world’s fi rst ‘ro-ro’ ferry
36 One for the pot
A taste of life at a Highlands B&B
38 Guid luck aboot the hoose
Scottish superstitions revealed
40 Scotland remembered
Readers share their memories
43 Wee Harry
The fi rst instalment in our new fi ction series set in 1930s Glasgow
44 Memories of Scotland’s
fi shing communities The life of 19th-century fi shermen
46 A taste of Scotland WIN!
Top chef Steven Doherty shares a recipe. Plus, win a cookery course, worth £400!
47 Remember Dr Finlay?
A profi le of AJ Cronin, the man behind TV series Dr Finlay’s Casebook
48 Supernatural Scotland
The wee folk of the dragon’s mound
49 Scottish roots
Five easy steps to trace your ancestors
50 Sights and Sounds of Scotland
CD, book and DVD reviews. Plus, a look back at hits of the past in Hit Parade
52 Puzzles WIN!
Test your knowledge in our trivial ten
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