Country Life August 24 2016 is our glorious Scottish number, featuring Atholl Highlanders, Arisaig Arts-and-Crafts and Orkney mandolins, plus Edward Lear. Find out more:

ARISAIG HOUSE: Mary Miers visits the West Highlands and discovers a little-known outpost of Arts-and-Crafts patronage that includes Philip Webb’s first country house

ATHOLL HIGHLANDERS: David Profumo goes behind the scenes at Blair Castle in
Perthshire to discover the proud history of the Duke of Atholl’s private army, the Atholl Highlanders

ORKNEY MANDOLINS: Matthew Dennison meets the Orkney mandolin man and his instrument of many colours

ARCHITECTURE: Nisbet House, Berwickshire. Sympathetic restoration has enhanced this outstanding house and 18th-century tower, says Roger White

COOKING: Melanie Johnson puts the cherry on the cake

GARDENS: A choice selection of plants is carefully deployed among the peaty beds of a lochside cottage in Ross and Cromarty, finds Non Morris

EDWARD LEAR: Clive Aslet remembers the much-loved artist and humourist Edward Lear’s relationship with one of the great houses of Victorian England, Knowsley Hall

PROPERTY: Scotland is back in business, says Penny Churchill and Anna Tyzack finds that Edinburgh has a lot to offer

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