The latest issue of Scottish Field will get your tails wagging…

THE January issue of Scottish Field magazine is on sale now, both online and in shops.

“One of the great joys of this job is random encounters that spark stories or ideas that make the cut and – miraculously – end up in print,” explained editor Richard Bath.

“There are a million great untold stories out there, and it is surprising how often people relate some tale that is editorial gold.

“One such tale was told to me by Angus MacDonald, a successful Lochaber businessman and budding author.

“His contention is that his great-great-uncle was the inspiration for John Macnab, the John Buchan novel about poaching that has spawned the eponymous modern phenomenon.

“At first take it sounded deeply unlikely to be true, so I challenged Angus to prove it – which he duly did, complete with documentary evidence.

“It’s a cracking yarn, which has made a memorable piece.”

Also inside our January issue, Suzanne Mulholland shares batch-cooking recipes to help tackle the cost-of-living crisis – and proves that meals made in advance don’t have to be boring and repetitive.

Tuck into recipes for grouse and sausage meat parcels, mozzarella-stuffed venison meatballs, and more.

Dylan Nardini, a former Scottish Landscape Photographer of the Year, shares some enchanting winter snaps from his journeys around Scotland.

Jackie Bird and Andrew Cotter are among the six famous Scots who tell us their highlights and lowlights of 2022, and share some binge-worthy book and boxset recommendations from the past 12 months.

Plus, put your family’s knowledge to the test with our Big Fat Quiz, including rounds on sports and politics.

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