• Crime writer Craig Robertson talks creative inspiration in Stirling, confessing to a fondness for cemeteries and his local 19th-century pub

  • Glasgow in the twilight: water has played a pivotal role in the shaping of the city, and its photogenic value is worth its weight in gold

  • In his hunt for Nessie, what Steve Feltham found on the shores of Loch Ness turned out to be more valuable than he could ever have imagined

  • Seasonal recipies from Tim and Anna Dover, the husband and wife team behind The Roost restaurant in Bridge of Earn

  • The 30-acre Ardtornish garden in Morvern offers a tranquil escape packed with plants

The October issue is out now

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.