December 2013 Issue of Scottish Field

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Cover stories
34 Murder in suburbia The harsh realities of Scottish wildlife – Alan Cochrane
46 Is this man Scotland’s greatest living painter? Interview with Jack Vettriano
56 A perfect match Judy Murray on growing up and raising her sons in Dunblane
70 Christmas at Kinloch Lodge Fabulous recipes to help cook up a festive storm from Claire Macdonald
92 Scottish first lady How black sheep Christina Stuart became America’s leading lady
98 The tale of Peter Mcrabbit How Scotland inspired Beatrix Potter
146 Meet marten The loveable but deadly pine marten has made a stunning comeback

Field Sports
154 How to earn a buck Fallow deer stalking in Dumfries and Galloway
161 Too hot to handle – Are rising sea temperatures to blame for a drop in salmon numbers?

Here & now
32 The e-razor gangs Why something must be done to prevent electro-fishing for razor clams
36 Scotland through a lens – Photographer Ian Cameron’s winter wonderland
54 Credo – Comedian Des Clark on childhood, pantomime and who makes him starstruck
88 Welcome to the jungle – Scotland’s top ten plant hunters take centre stage
96 Model of a champion – Commonwealth gold medallist athlete turned model boat builder Lachie Stewart
104 Portrait of an artist – The racy life and times of Scottish colourist JD Fergusson
128 Two horse town – Andy Scott is the creator of Falkirk’s imposing sculpture The Kelpies
250 Lady at leisure The clan chief’s wife feels more at home on the ground than in the saddle – Fiona Armstrong

Homes & gardens
110 Glittering prize Christmas in a festive East Ayrshire home
138 How does your garden flow The gardens of Monteviot House near Jedburgh

Food & drink
164 Lucky star – Glenapp Castle in Ayrshire has a new chef and an old Michelin star
171 Following your nose – A distillery visit makes for an interesting and tasty day out Famous Grouse Experience

Life & style
176 Top of the class – Our universities excel in world rankings, but is higher education worth it?
182 A family affair Greaves Sports use a real family to model their country clothing
199 Christmas gift guide – Your essential guide to Christmas present buying

Travel & Leisure
172 City lights Scottish Field’s subscribers take urban breaks this Christmas
175 Top of the wish list In praise of the new Range Rover Sport

Property
14 property market Estates, historic conversions and a country house in the Scottish Borders

News, views & events
08 Letters 12 Readers’ Photographs 29 In the Know 119 Interiors News 127 Art & Antiques News 131 Field Culture 150 Country News 167 Food & Drink News 181 Winter Activities 191 Fashion News 235 Scene Around 244 Cover to Cover – latest book reviews

Offers & competitions
52 Subscribe to Scottish Field Subscribing to your favourite magazine is simple
180 Scots Heritage Magazine offer Subscribe to this Scottish heritage quarterly
242 competitions Win a pendant, facial cleansing oil or one of three two-night breaks
246 puzzle pages The usual brain training prize crossword, quizzes and sudoku

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