The May 2022 Scottish Field is out now

The latest issue of Scottish FIeld puts the focus on one of Scotland’s most endangered birds, the capercaillie. In our May edition, our monthly wildlife feature sees Patrick Galbraith gets up close to the capercaillie, examining why it has become under threat as a species. We also ask what price animal welfare? With the corporatisation…

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Celebrating the best spots for wild swimming

Swimmers of all backgrounds share their experiences and recommendations amongst the seas, burns, rivers and over 30,000 lochs in Scotland. A guide that not only shows you the best spots to sink into but also the tips, safety, etiquette and responsibility that should come hand-in-hand with wild swimming. A great gift for those bobble-hat-wearing swimmers…

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Kaleidoscope Bar named best on the planet for whisky

The Scotch Malt Whisky Society’s Kaleidoscope Bar in Edinburgh has been named the Icons of Whisky’s Global Whisky Bar of the Year. The announcement was made at Whisky Magazine’s World Whisky Awards 2022 in London – a huge achievement for the SMWS and superb timing as we head into a restriction-free summer. The journey of…

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Young Walter Scott Prize winners announced

The winners of this year’s prestigious prize for young writers of historical fiction, the Young Walter Scott Prize, have been revealed. The award has been won by Leo Wilson for his For the Love of the Sun in the 11-15 years category, and by Oliver Dhir, author of A Lost Generation, in the 16-19 years…

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A new rye cask whisky from the Isle of Jura

Isle of Jura has launched a new Jura 14 Year Old American Rye Cask whisky. To celebrate all that is great about Jura, owners Whyte and Mackay looked to create whiskies which tell the story of the island, the people and explain why they we make whisky the way we do. Beginning its journey in…

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A modern gothic thriller set in Glasgow

A novel that manages to be colourful, gritty, modern, and gothic all within its 368 pages. Twenty years after the events of Welsh’s The Cutting Room, Glasgow is a vastly different scene for the LGBTQ+ community as improvements in human rights, technology, dating (see: hook-up) apps, and even Covid regulations have changed the landscape. When…

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Highland malt reveals new ‘To What Matters’ campaign

Tomatin has launched a new campaign designed to remind people about the important things in life. ‘To What Matters’ is the latest chapter in the brand’s evolution; a positive call to arms that represents the spiritual DNA of Tomatin – a human belief in what’s truly important in life: the significant moments. For its debut,…

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Up, up and away as balloon adventures return

Webster Adventures, Scotland’s premier hot air ballooning company, has started its 2022 ballooning season. Following the pandemic, this is the first time in two years that the business has properly returned to the skies with a full ballooning itinerary, with a curtailed schedule last year and no flights at all in 2020. The booking site…

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Ready to commemorate the Battle of Culloden

The National Trust for Scotland has confirmed details of events to commemorate the Battle of Culloden for April 2022. A programme of events, some in person at the site of the 1746 battle, and some online will run from Thursday 14 – Sunday 17 April, exploring the battle, its tactics and its impact, as well…

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Singer Jill Jackson set to release new album Yours Aye

Jill Jackson, one of Scotland’s leading singer-songwriters, is set to release her beautifully crafted new album, Yours Aye, on Friday 6 May. This latest record from the acclaimed Americana artist is her most exposing body of work to date and one which showcases her heart-rending vocals and demonstrates the care and sensitivity with which she…

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