Scotland Outdoors is produced by Port(folio), an independentÂ publisher based in Coldstream in the Scottish Borders.
We are a team brought together by a love of the outdoors and a strong belief in adventure for all. Between us, we walk, run, climb, camp, sail, paddle, mountain bike, take pictures and enjoy wildlife. We are generalists – perhaps like you – who just enjoy being outside, whatever the weather.
Scotland Outdoors highlights the very best of Scotland’s natural diversity from its dramatic coastline to the high tops of its iconic peaks. From north to south and across the many islands that decorate its fringes, Scotland’s landscape is both alluring and challenging. We want to help you explore it.
Of course, it is important to recognise that our actions have consequences and so we understand the need to tread lightly. We don’t want to preach – after all, none of us are perfect – but our emphasis will always be on sustainable, low-impact use of wild places.
What makes the magazine different?
We know there are plenty of outdoor magazines out there, but none capture the drama and splendour of Scotland’s outdoors in quite the same way.
Feature-led and backed with inspiring photography, our editorial explores one of Europe’s greatest natural playgrounds with articles on adventure travel, outdoor sports, wildlife, ecology and conservation, plus the people and issues that shape Scotland’s outdoors.
Our in-house team of writers and photographers are supported by a network of contributors, many of whom live and work in the outdoors as wildlife rangers, mountain guides and outdoors instructors. These guys know their stuff and love to share their knowledge.
And our distribution is a little different, too. Since its launch in May 2008, the magazine has enjoyed a fantastic reception and is now available at a wide range of stockists, from in-room copies at high-quality accommodation providers to leading wildlife tour operators, adventure travel companies and activity centres. Of course, subscriptions are available too and make a great gift for friends and family.