This month editor Richard Bath talks to The Princess Royal whose affection for Scotland becomes clear in this exclusive interview. From childhood holidays spent at Balmoral to sailing up Scotland's West Coast and even becoming patron of the Northern Lighthouse Board, Scotland crops up in her life over and over again. In 'Mud, sweat and tears' we talk to Jimmy McRae, five times British Rally Champion who may have spent his career charging over treacherous terrain but who always finds his way home to Lanark. You can also find out this month how Scotland gave the world the beautiful game and take a trip down memory lane with the evocative steam locomotives of the Bo'ness and Kinneil Railway which are lovingly restored and looked after by a team of volunteers.
In one of our biggest issues ever there is loads more to read and enjoy - find out more here!
Scottish illustrator Anna Wright creates a range of flamboyant illustrations of animals and birds, if you fill in the form inside this month's issue for a subscription to Scottish Field you will receive a fabulous cockerel print 'What Did You Say' worth £45. Turn to page 206 of your June issue to find out more!
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Your Life&Style section in June is brimming with features and ideas, from the gorgeous gardens of Glassmount House in Fife to the beautiful interior of Perthshire mansion Drumkilbo. We have endless ideas for both the inside and outside of your home and for yourself with fashion from ORVIS and tips and fashion news and a great 'Let's accessorise' feature bursting with lovely things. You will also find the perfect present in our father's Day gift guide and the results of the Scottish Fiel Whisky Challenge Summer 2013.
We have five amazing competitions for you this month. Win a fantastic five-star break in St Andrews, Fife, or if shoes are your thing then why not try winning a beautiful pair of Van Dal shoes courtesy of D&R Johnston. For bookworms we have tickets to the Boswell Book Festival up for grabs (get your entries in quickly for this one!) and also tickets to the ever popular Royal Highland Show. Finally for travellers we have a superb Millican luggage set, worth over £300 offered as a prize by A Hume Country Clothing.