Unwrap your festive issue of Scottish Field…

THE December issue of Scottish Field is out now, both in shops and online.

As our minds shift towards Christmas, the latest issue of our magazine celebrates the work being undertaken by a local hero.

“Given that this is our Christmas issue, I’m pleased to be able to bring the work of David Fox-Pitt to wider attention,” explained editor Richard Bath.

“The adventure-race organiser from Perthshire has done many extraordinary things, but his work delivering pizzas to the Ukrainian war zone for the charity Siobhan’s Trust is deeply inspiring.

“Historically, Scotland has been a wellspring of philanthropy, of men and women who wanted to make the wider world a better place.

“At this time of year, amid all the uncertainty that surrounds us, the actions of Fox-Pitt and his fellow volunteers is a reminder that this is truly the time to think about giving.”

The Scottish Field team heads to the banks of the River Tweed for a Christmas feast, using produce that has been hunted, fished, and foraged.

Plus, don’t miss James Robertson’s full Wine to Dine column online, with his complete reviews of the accompanying bottles.

Nichola Hunter visits a home in Aberdeenshire, where evergreens and Scandi influences combine to create an outdoors-inspired winter wonderland for Christmas.

BBC Radio Scotland presenter, River City star, and panto villain Grant Stott shares his credo, including how his work has helped him to discover Scotland, why he enjoys playing the bad guy on stage, what he’d like to take with him if he was marooned on a desert island – and why he has a passionate dislike for tripe.

The Budge sisters have taken Bigton Farm in Shetland from strength to strength, creating a lasting legacy for the father who they lost too soon, discovers Morag Bootland.

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