Stranraer Oyster Festival announces full programme

Stranraer Oyster Festival will take place next month, with visitors from all over the UK flocking to what has become one of the biggest food festivals in Scotland. A must-visit for oyster enthusiasts, the event will take place between 15-17 September. The opening ceremony will see the crew of The Vital Spark land one of…

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Top 10 events at this year’s Piping Live!

Glasgow’s much-loved Piping Live! festival is gearing up for its 20th edition, promising a showcase of bagpiping and traditional music from around the world from 12 – 20 August. Drawing around 30,000 attendees annually, Piping Live! hopes to put on an array of incredible events, marking two decades of music and culture. Top 10 events…

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Wigtown Book Festival unveils full line-up and top picks

Wigtown Book Festival has unveiled its full line-up – with guest programmer Lee Randall offering twenty five top tips for this year’s 25th annual event.  Tickets go on sale on 1 August for the festival, which takes place in Scotland’s National Book Town from 22 September to 1 October.  It will be a 10-day feast…

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Summer Camping Kit List 2023

PLANNING a summer camping trip? Rosie Morton, Morag Bootland and Richard Bath have you covered with their ultimate camping kit list. So, whether you’re heading for a watersports adventure or for a long walk in the wilderness, Scottish Field’s Summer Camping Gift Guide is sure to make your trip truly unforgettable. Zone3 Recycled Heat-Tech Changing…

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Where to Eat and Drink during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe

With less than one month until culture hungry tourists flock to Edinburgh, we take a look at the best places to eat and drink in the city. Whether you are looking for a fine dining experience with a five-course tasting menu or simply a great place to grab your morning coffee, the list has something…

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Pianist Malcolm Martineau on getting ready for Music at Paxton

World leading pianist Malcolm Martineau has played in Paris, Amsterdam, Munich, Vienna, Milan, Berlin, throughout the UK and in North America accompanying many of the world’s best singers. Ahead of his performance at this year’s Music at Paxton – the Scottish chamber music festival in the Borders – Malcolm, from Edinburgh, talks to Scottish Field…

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Edinburgh author Sarah Byrom releases new memoir

A tribute to her childhood and celebrating the ‘bonkerness’ of daily family life, Sarah Byrom’s new memoir is a real treasure. Marmalade Raspberries & Albrecht – a Poetry Prose Memoir is a labour of love for the author. It took over a year to write but 13 years to publish.  The book is an illustrated…

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Scotland’s best dog friendly pubs revealed

We all love to take our four-legged friends for an evening stroll in the summer so we have looked at the best dog friendly pubs to pop into for a cold drink afterwards.  VisitScotland has analysed TripAdvisor data to find the top-rated dog pubs in each of Scotland’s eight cities.   Edinburgh The top spot…

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