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Haggis parcels with marmalade, spinach and goat’s cheese

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 10:00:56 +0000

Try something a little different for your Burns Night supper, with Philippa Davis' haggis parcels with marmalade, spinach and goat's cheese

Both haggis and marmalade are very much associated with Scotland's culinary history.
Burns Night would be incomplete without haggis, but why not try something a little different this year? Philippa Davis’ haggis …Continue reading »

High bird shoot day at Bowmont Valley up for auction for charity

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 09:56:40 +0000

A fantastic high bird shoot at the world famous Bowmont Valley is up for auction. Four guns will shoot alongside the Duke of Roxburghe and Rob Wainwright - on a day that will be featured in The Field. All in aid of the My Name'5 Doddie Foundation

A day shooting over the world famous Bowmont Valley is up for auction, in aid of the My Name'5 Doddie Foundation.
A fantastic high bird shoot is up for auction for an excellent cause. Four guns will have the opportunity to …Continue reading »

Daniel Crane, sporting artist

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 14:26:54 +0000

“Hunting has made me,” says Daniel Crane, whose passion for the sport infuses his paintings. Janet Menzies is inspired to pull her boots on

Hell For Leather.
A passion for hunting infuses the work of sporting artist Daniel Crane. It is an enthusiasm so strong that Janet …Continue reading »

When Vets Undress naked charity calendar 2018

Mon, 08 Jan 2018 10:49:30 +0000

There's a new cohort of vet students willing to dispense with the white coats for a noble cause. The When Vets Undress naked charity calendar 2018 is raising funds for the student-run cause All4Paws

The When Vets Undress calendar is raising money for the student-run initiative All4Paws.
It’s time for a new calendar to grace the wall, so pencil in your 2018 dates while standing by a …Continue reading »

Baked scallops with sautéed leeks, Crowdie and breadcrumbs

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 10:04:41 +0000

If you are hosting a Burns night supper this January, serve Philippa Davis' baked scallops with sautéed leeks, Crowdie and breadcrumbs for an impressive and suitably Scottish starter

The scallops found on the Scottish coast are considered the best in the world.
If you are hosting a Burns night supper this year, serving a suitably Scottish menu is guaranteed to impress. Philippa …Continue reading »

Gundog whistles: more than just hot air?

Thu, 04 Jan 2018 08:54:51 +0000

Today’s field triallers rely on their whistles but go back a century and gundog owners had only pipes between their lips. Are we over-reliant on the devices, wonders David Tomlinson

The best handlers are sparing in their use of the whistle but they do still depend on it.
Today, the gundog whistle is essential kit, but look back to a century ago and all that is to be …Continue reading »

Sporting Dianas: Lucie Boedts-Kuehnle

Wed, 03 Jan 2018 08:39:00 +0000

A lawyer and keen ecologist, the founder of the Ladies Macnab Club explains how a Macnab became her obsession – and The Field her bible

Having read John Buchan's novel and discovered The Field Macanb Challenge, a Macnab became Lucie Boedts-Kuehnle's sporting obsession.
Inspired by John Buchan’s novel and The Field Editor’s successful attempt at the challenge, Lucie Boedts-Kuehnle founded the Ladies Macnab …Continue reading »

Skoda Octavia Scout

Tue, 02 Jan 2018 10:17:25 +0000

Confident that Skoda’s latest estate will spring no surprises, Charlie Flindt is shocked to find that he just can’t get going – or comfortable

The Skoda Octavia Scout has a handsome exterior.
Charlie Flindt expects no surprises from the Skoda Octavia Scout and indeed it is a great countryside car – but …Continue reading »

Farmers acting as engineers: masters of engineering

Mon, 01 Jan 2018 10:16:50 +0000

Winter is no time to sit back, says Tim Field, as farmers turn their attention to maintenance tasks, ensuring the local lanes run as smoothly as the watercourses

No farmyard is complete without the log-splitting attachment for the tractor's power take-off.
Britain’s farmers caretake an enormous amount of our countryside, and inevitably there comes a time when their resourcefulness and aptitude …Continue reading »

Fruitcake facts: what you didn’t know…

Sun, 31 Dec 2017 07:54:47 +0000

Be Christmas quiz ready with everything you need to know about fruitcake. Impress your guests with Hattie Ellis' fruitcake facts

Booths' Royal Iced Christmas Cake is the perfect addition to the festive feast.
Fruitcake facts are a little known subject, but will come in handy over Christmas. Whether you are swotting-up for the …Continue reading »