The May issue is out now. Inside we meet journalist and broadcaster Lee McKenzie who walks us through her idyllic Burns country childhood. We also meet Trainspotting actress Pauline Lynch who talks acting, allergies and family life in the country, while Dumfries-based artist Silvy Weatherall sees the beauty in feather and bone. Adventurer Tom McClean reveals his plans to sail his life-sized whale shaped boat, Moby, across the Atlantic next year, and we learn why Rosemary Dale founded the Scottish Borders Donkey Sanctuary over a decade ago. We discover the story of 18th century trailblazer Mary Somerville, who astounded the men folk of the day with her scientific discoveries, while French chef Didier Dejean shares recipes from his Aberdeen seafood restaurant The Silver Darling, and Scottish Field subscribers enjoy the best of Scotland’s self-catering breaks.