Scottish Field’s March 2019 edition is now available.
We turn our monthly focus on reiver country, as we put the Scottish Borders under the spotlight.
As we’re still feeling the winter cold, you can enjoy the great outdoors from the comfort of home, as we feature a superb seven-page photo essay on our nation during the winter months, in pictures by award-winning landscape photographer Damian Shields.
We chat to the Borders’ own horse hero, Ian Stark; find a haven of rural history in the Lammermuirs and enjoy walks for all abilities in glorious Borders countryside.
We hear from composer Stuart MacRae as he talks about his passion for Queen and choccy biccies.
As public interest in Laurel and Hardy is revived, thanks to the film Stan and Ollie, we look at the Scots roots of the legendary comedy doubleact, and how their love for all things north of the border.
In our monthly wildlife column, Cal Flyn marvels at murmurations of starlings in Gretna Green, and the wonder of their swooping movements as they form what appears to be cloud.
We head further north and stay outdoors for the first day of the salmon fishing season on the River Tay, and discover that it brings fish and the finest fayre.
We also discover how a dilapidated fishing lodge in Sutherland is transformed into a charming home-from-home.
Our regular columnists have their say too, as Alan Cochrane longs for a flurry of snow before spring is sprung, Guy Grieve’s latest column is a ghost story that’s not for the faint-hearted, Alexander McCall Smith ensures we all mind our manners, while Blair Bowman quizzes the Scotch whisky industry on the possible effects of Brexit.
Plus, we’re 20 inspirational pages of interiors and gardens, and all of our usual other featuresr, with the best of food, drink, culture, property, interiors and gardens.
The March issue of Scottish Field is in shops now, priced £4.50.