Ahead of the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Glasgow in November, Scottish Field goes green as we look at the issues affecting Scotland today.
We travel all over the country this month as we look at what Scots are doing to battle the danger of climate change across the land, in various forms.
Editor Richard Bath said: ‘With the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Glasgow (or Cop26 as it has become known) putting Scotland centre stage this month, we have taken the opportunity to take a look at how climate change, and our response to it, is changing the face of this country.
‘Inevitably, those changes are most profound in the countryside, so we’ve spoken to some of the key land managers who are entrusted with the stewardship of rural Scotland.
‘The resulting piece by Nick Drainey, Guardians of the Glens, is well worth a read for anyone who cares about the future of the planet in general and this corner of it in particular.
‘We’ve also focused on green innovations that have either come from Scots or are being pioneered in Scotland. From huge projects that have the potential to change the world as we know it, to ultra-local schemes that are giving everyone the chance to make a positive contribution, our dozen green innovations give a sense of the sheer weight of creative effort that is going into solving the clear and present danger of climate change.
‘We also look at people who have changed their way of life to reflect their dedication to a more sustainable approach to the planet. That may be the Gray family who created a remarkable eco-house in Renfrewshire, or it could be the Baxendines’ largely off-grid life in rural Perthshire.
‘Our intention is to provide food for thought, so let us know what you think!’
This month, Aberdeenshire- based Martin Bennie tells of the meditative qualities of landscape photography, we look at twelve of the most forward-thinking enterprises tackling the climate crisis head-on, while Alladale’s zero-waste
Aquaponic Gardens is proof that ecology and entrepreneurialism can work hand-in-hand.
We speak with visionary artist John Lowrie Morrison brings joy through his vivid paintings of Bonnie Scotland.
In whisky, the results are in from the Scottish Field Readers’ Whisky Challenge. This year’s top tipples are revealed, as voted for by our panel of readers.
In our Credo column, STV News pundit John Mackay shares stories of on-air mishaps, then cooks up a storm in the kitchen.
In our regular columns, actions speak louder than words as far as Guy Grieve is concerned, and he is far from impressed by the Green Party, a cooking course sparks a bout of nostalgia for Alexander McCall Smith, in wildlife, Cal Flyn finds that despite their success in the River Clyde, Scotland’s salmon are not out of the danger zone just yet, and judging a dog contest is no easy task, but Fiona Armstrong selects A-star students from the canine army.
The November edition, with 164 packed pages for £4.75, is now available in shops and online, and can be purchased from HERE.