• Scotland and British Lions rugby legend Ian ‘Mighty Mouse’ McLauchlan has been going to his beloved Islay for 50 years, and is now looking to move there permanently

  • Allan Wright’s images of Galloway showcase a land as fertile and green as it is rugged and windswept

  • Most often associated with his comic novel Whisky Galore!, author Compton Mackenzie was a man with a bewildering array of different accomplishments

  • A pescatarian’s dream, The Tolbooth Seafood Restaurant in Stonehaven harbour makes the most of the local catch

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Scotland and British Lions rugby legend Ian ‘Mighty Mouse’ McLauchlan tells us why Islay is so important to him, and internationally acclaimed photographer David Eustace talks to us about his life behind the lens. Keeping in with a theme of wonderful photos, take a closer look at Allan Wright’s images of Galloway, which showcase a land as fertile and green as it is rugged and windswept. Morag Bootland makes a case for the importance of time outdoors for Scottish children, Anthony Glasgow explores the therapeutic benefits of a wilderness fishing trip, and Stuart Kelly look s back at the life of author Compton Mackenzie, most often associated with his comic novel Whisky Galore!. We meet the team at The Tolbooth Seafood Restaurant in Stonehaven to share some seasonal summer recipes, and our mystery diner visits the Kilchrenan Inn by Loch Awe. Don’t miss our extensive New Homes feature and, of course, the 2017 edition of Equestrian Year magazine, free with this month’s issue (UK only) – a must-read for all horse enthusiasts!