The October issue of Scottish Field is now available. Crime writer Craig Robertson explores Stirling’s bloody past, and we meet Nessie hunter Steven Feltham on the shores of Loch Ness. We have tried and tested the best 4x4s on the market, and compiled a round-up of the leading independent schools in the country. Polly Pullar visits St Kilda and we explore the very topical tensions between the RSPB and driven grouse shooting. This month’s recipes come from The Roost in Bridge of Earn and our mystery diner visits the iconic Ubiquitous Chip in Glasgow’s West End. Former jump jockey Sam Morshead reminisces about his long career, our fishing columnist Michael Wigan talks catch and release, Guy Grieve is thankful for the innovative beliefs of Loch Fyne restaurant founder Johnny Noble, and Bill Jamieson and Alan Cochrane explore our Brexit woes.