Have you picked up the latest edition of Scottish Field?

The September issue of Scottish Field is now available in shops – and it’s a packed 260 page edition.

We all know that Scotland is a beautiful country, with so many places that are worth a visit. To help make it a little bit easier for you, if you’re planning an autumn break, we’ve an indispensable guide to help you find the perfect place for you to stay.

Scottish Field editor Richard Bath said: ‘To help you plan, we’ve produced a 90-page autumn breaks special themed around the idea of activity breaks. We’ve split the country into 12 regions and looked at a single area that each has to offer.

“So if you want to know more about art and antiques in Perthshire, gardening in Dumfries and Galloway and the Borders, walking in the Highlands or whisky on Speyside, we have come up with suggestions on everything from formal residential courses to do-it-yourself tours where you can plan your own itinerary and make the best of what Scotland has to offer.’

We profile the Glaswegian writer and performer Frankie Boyle, who has earned himself the title of Britain’s most controversial comedian, and, turning from one who shocks with his use of language, our columnist Alexander McCall Smith admits he is struggling with the constantly-changing meaning of words in the English language.

Our wildlife writer Cal Flyn looks at the big friendly giants of the Scottish seas, the basking sharks, and we look at why Scotland’s working dogs are becoming a dying breed.

We also talk to comedian Ruby Wax, currently appearing at the Edinburgh Festival, while our whisky writer Blair Bowman tries out the best tours at our whisky distilleries.

There’s all this, and much more – pick up your copy today, priced £4.50.

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