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Latest edition of Scotland Outdoors

The winter issue of our favourite magazine Scotland Outdoors has landed on the counter at Out & About, fresh from its success in the Scottish Magazine awards 2009 where it scooped the prize for "Best Small Publishing Company Magazine".
It's a fantastic achievement for such a new magazine and is richly deserved. The latest edition maintains the high standard with articles on the Knoydart Wilderness, Sleddog racing in the Cairngorm, Star-gazing in the forest of Dumfires & Galloway and a feature on the Scottish Borders, home to our peebles store. The magazine is available all winter, so there are plenty of opportunities for you to secure your copy.

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