Features Sneak Peek: May 4, 2019 issue

Features May 4

Our May 4 issue is packed full of fun and fascinating features.

First up, Willie Shand is taking in some of Scotland’s most beautiful scenery on the River Devon. His “Day Out In Dollar” sees him visit Castle Campbell, the impressive Castlehill Reservoir, Dollar Museum and more. A great trip round a lovely part of the world!

Fifty Years Of The QE2

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All aboard for Douglas McPherson’s voyage into the history of iconic Queen Elizabeth 2, the last of the great transatlantic liners. From transporting passengers in unparalleled luxury to ferrying soldiers to the Falkland Islands, the ship has had a storied career. A must for anyone with an interest in all things nautical.

Here’s To Hedgehogs

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With Hedgehog Awareness Week running from 5-11 May, we have renowned nature writer Polly Pullar sharing her love for a favourite — if a little prickly — garden visitor. Did you know that the first hedgehog appeared more than 15 million years ago? Find out more fascinating facts with Polly’s article!

Win A Whole Library Of Classic Books


If you’re an avid reader like us, we have the competition you’ve been waiting for! Pick up a copy of our next issue to find out how you can win your very own instant library of 150 books — including classics like “The Count Of Monte Cristo” and “The Prime Of Miss Jean Brodie” — thanks to publisher Pan Macmillan.

Madlug’s Giving Bags

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Dawn Geddes speaks to Dave Linton, whose thriving community-interest company, Madlug, aims to give a little dignity to children in the process of moving care settings.

Plus: Alexandra Campbell waves goodbye to weeds, heart-healthy cooking, and promoting a strong bond with your pet.

Don’t forget, you can always get your copy delivered to your door with a subscription. At the moment, there’s a lovely offer for a gift set from the Scottish Fine Soaps Company, free when you take one out.

Iain McDonald

Iain is Digital Content Editor at the "Friend", making him responsible for managing flow of interesting and entertaining content on the magazine's website and social media channels.