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This Issue shines a spotlight on books for children and young adults. Featuring vivid and memorable voices across fiction, poetry, music and design, this Issue takes you through history, across continents, into fantastical otherworlds and even outer space!

Featuring:

Ella Fitzgerald: First Discovery Music
The First Men on Mercury
David Robinson Reviews: Dragon’s Green
Spontaneous
Street Song
Robert J Harris: Writing for the Young Protagonist
Kathrine Sowerby: A Book of Beginnings
Kelpies Design & Illustration Prize Ceremony

This Issue marks the arrival of springtime with a focus on nature and the great Scottish outdoors. Featuring wildlife and walking routes in the Highlands, Hebridean islands and elsewhere, you can also explore Scotland's lost gardens and the influence of nature on Scottish storytelling. To quote Margaret Atwood 'in the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt', so if you venture out inspired by what you've read here perhaps you'll return home smelling of soil with a snowdrop or two in your pocket...

Featuring:

Scotland’s Lost Gardens
Gods Of The Morning: Highland Wildlife
Golden Eagle Spotting With Dave Walker
Exploring The Whangie’s Wildlife
Sreathan anns a’ Ghainmhich
Growing Up On A Highland Farm
The Lure Of Snowdrops
Nature, Naturally by Jenni Daiches
Writing Nature Through Verse by Louise Greig
David Robinson Reviews: Larchfield by Polly Clark

This Issue explores politics past and present, art as activism, urban and rural regeneration, Scottish history and more. Spanning poetry, non-fiction, fiction, and children's, this varied Issue highlights some of the many profound shifts, in thought and in practice, that humankind has continually undergone. Where will we go next?

Featuring:

Why I Write Strong Girls: Lari Don
Tartan Tales: The Story Behind Black Watch
David Robinson Writes: On Wojnarowicz’s Activist Artistry
GeoBritannica: On People and Landscape
On Writing and Feminism: Triona Scully
From Annan to Zinkeisen: Scottish Women Painters and Sculptors
Errant Blood
Singing History: Speed Bonnie Boat
A Petrol Scented Spring
George MacLeod: Founder Of The Iona Community
Putting the ‘R’ in Evolution
Radical Regeneration: Cities In Victorian Scotland
Creating Freedom
Finding Hope In The Dark
Enter The Jungle
An Cuilithionn | The Cuillin
The Memoirs of The Last Grand Duchess of Russia

Harper Lee famously wrote that 'You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view - until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.' Presenting diverse realms of experience spanning politics, prejudice, pregnancy, poverty and more, this Issue showcases an array of strong and vibrant voices.

Featuring:

Tendai Huchu on The Hairdresser of Harare
Radhika Swarup Q&A
David Robinson Reviews: Dalila by Jason Donald
The Blind Man of Hoy
A’ Toirt Mo Chasan Leam
Mongol: Journeying from Prejudice to Belonging
404 Ink: Publishing Nasty Women
Expecting: Pregnancy’s Inner Life Explored
From India to Edinburgh with Bashabi Fraser
Cathy MacPhail Asks ‘Where Were the Working Class Heroes?’

Inspired by Jólabókaflóð, the unique Icelandic tradition of gifting books on Christmas Eve to be read that night, this Issue presents a selection of stories across fiction, non-fiction, and children's. If you're looking for ideas for books to give - on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day - then we've got it covered.

Featuring:

David Robinson Writes: On Literary Podcasts
Catology
Hello, My Name Is…
Scots Who Left a Stain on American History
Christmas Stories by Matt Haig
Scotland’s Landscapes: Coastlines
Alexander McCall Smith’s Edinburgh
Charles Rennie Mackintosh In France
Recovering Scotland’s Slavery Past
Hogg’s Highland Journeys and Mine
12 Days O Yule
We’re Gangin On A Bear Hunt
The Importance of Fairy Tales
Upbeat: Iraq’s National Youth Orchestra
The Making Of An Art Adventure
Q&A with Michelle Sloan
Buy Buy Baby

Presenting a selection of books to intrigue, inform, and inspire, this Issue is the perfect antidote to November's darkening days. With stories across fiction, non-fiction, and children's there's truly something for everyone.

Featuring:

A Homeland Denied
David Robinson Writes: On The Saltire Awards Non Fiction Shortlist
A History of Diabetes
Joan Eardley’s Life & Work
Whisky Island: A Visual Tour of Islay
Banais na Bliadhna
If I Could Tell You Just One Thing…
Light On Dumyat
The Story of Cardross Seminary
George McCluskey: Playing For The Hoops
The Bogeyman Chronicles
The Story Cure
Fallow

To author Albert Camus, autumn is 'a second spring where every leaf is a flower'. Featuring the best books across fiction, non-fiction and children's, this special Issue showcases the abundant new publishing in this second spring. To mark the month of Bloody Scotland we also present some tartan noir that's perfect for the darkening nights...

Featuring:

Joan Eardley’s Sense of Place
Lighthouse Pioneers: The Stevensons in Orkney and Shetland
Cleghorn: Forester, Laird & Collector Extraordinaire
Lari Don Reads from The Beginner’s Guide to Curses
St Kilda: Last and Outmost Isle
Rabbit Warren Peace
David Robinson Writes: On Bloody Scottish Crime
Present Tense
In The Devil’s Name
Rhenigidale: A Community’s Fight For Survival
From Scotland To Tibet

In this Issue you'll find a diverse selection of stories about journeying close to home and further afield through the past, present, and future. We explore Ethiopian culinary delights, football matches abroad, time travel, surfing, international art, the Scottish coast and Hebridean islands, writing from a campervan in France, and literary walks and pilgrimages.

Featuring:

Q&A on Time Travel with Janis Mackay
David Robinson Writes: On Pilgrimages
Writing on the Route
Q&A on Surfing with Jonathan Bennett
Ethiopian Vegetarian Recipe and Chef Q&A
Arthur Melville’s Adventures In Colour
An Introduction to Scotland’s Coasts
Walking With James Hogg
Poetry from the Iona Community
Writing a New Chapter for Scottish International Football

This highly visual Issue celebrates innovation by past and present pioneers across architecture and design in Scotland and elsewhere. The very best of sculpture and architecture, a translated graphic novel, interactive maps, fiction, and an interview appear alongside internationally revered art and design icons.

Featuring:

Interview with Lari Don & Kelpie Map of Scotland
Your Country Needs You: The Secret History of the Propaganda Poster
Site Works
Arrivals and Sailings: The Making of George Wyllie
The Secret Lives of Buildings
St Peter’s, Cardross: Birth, Death and Renewal
Alpha: Abidjan to Gare du Nord
The Kelpies: Making the World’s Largest Equine Sculptures
The Amazing World of M.C. Escher
Scotstyle: 100 Years of Scottish Architecture
Fallen Glory

From Nordic noir to history, from music to gastronomy, we've got something to suit all tastes in this timely Issue. Published ahead of the EU Referendum, we highlight the decision the UK will make to leave or remain while taking you through the continent stopping off in Italy, Denmark, France, Finland, Greece, and Norway.

Featuring:

Alexander McCall Smith Q&A: Talking Tuscany
EU Referendum 2016: A Guide for Voters
Ordeal
Dancing to the End of Love
Bagpipes: A National Collection of a National Instrument
The Birdcage
Sue Palmer on the Nordic Schooling System
Love Sex Travel Musik
A French Love Affair With Scotland

Take a tour of Scotland through the words of the people who have known and loved its wild places, from practical guides to insightful histories, from moving meditations to poetic tributes.

Featuring:

Doubling Back
Volcanoes and the Making of Scotland
The Living Mountain
The Eagle’s Way
The Rainforests of Britain and Ireland
Scotland’s Still Light
Around a Thin Place
J.M.W. Turner: The Vaughan Bequest

Art as defiance. Music as an untold narrative. Love as an act of belief. The stories in this issue represent the work of mothers and painters, poets and prostitutes, suffragettes and the High Priestess of Soul. It's an issue about complex women, women whose stories have, with irreducible individuality, reinvented tradition, championed diversity and contributed to a difficult but essential legacy. In honour of International Women's Day, here in Scotland we celebrate the stories of women around the world.

Featuring:

Fishnet
The Mauricewood Devils
Maraiche nan Cuantan
Where the River Parts
Modern Scottish Women
Phoebe Anna Traquair
The Scottish Suffragettes
The Saviour of Lasnamäe
What Happened, Miss Simone?
Mongol

This issue celebrates love: love of landscape, language, texture and verse. It celebrates the gracefulness of the mundane and the challenge of beauty. Enjoy some of Scotland's finest poetry.

Featuring:

High Country
Maritime
Fault Line
Between High and Low Water
Gutter Magazine: Aidan Moffat
Gu Leòr
A Song of Glasgow Town
Letters to My Mother and other mothers

A few of Scotland's finest artists, musicians, poets and writers come together to re-imagine the famed words of the Bard of Ayrshire, and to give testament to his ongoing legacy.

Featuring:

Janice Galloway: As Others See Us
Edwin Morgan: As Others See Us
Eddi Reader: As Others See Us
Tam O’Shanter Reading
Auld Lang Syne Recording
The Making of the Robert Burns Night App
Robert Burns in Edinburgh

The old year is coming to a close. Put another log on the fire, and join us as we remember some of the oldest stories about who we are. From tales of selkies and fairies and witches, to myths around women's bodies, from old Arabian nights reimagined with a uniquely modern, Scottish twist, to some of the most fantastic creatures populating our imaginary landscape, this is a Christmas celebration about who we are as storytellers, and about everything we ever imagined we could be.

Featuring:

Witches and Wicked Bodies
Aliyyah
The Bonnie Road
The Four Marys
Scottish Mythical Creatures
The Tale of Tam Linn
Christmas Gift Books
BFS Talks to Kirsty Logan
A Boy Called Christmas

This HOMEGROWN issue is chock full of personal recipes shared by Scottish authors and publishers, and alongside each recipe is a little anecdote from the author. We’re delighted to be able to break bread with you, and share a few of the personalities and stories we’ve come to love. You’ll recognise a few faces, such as Sue Lawrence, Anne Donovan and the Wee Lassie who swallowed a midgie, but we also hope you’ll discover something brand new. And, if you’re taken with any of the books or recipes you find here, why not check out our publishers’ websites?

HOMEGROWN is part of Book Week Scotland, a national celebration of books and reading.

Featuring:

Homegrown Recipes
Book Week Scotland