The Countryman

BY THE EDITOR Natural historian, broadcaster, columnist, countryside campaigner, farmer and national treasure, Sir Johnny Scott has had “The Countryman – Through the Seasons” published by Quiller, and it’s a treasure trove of countryside knowledge and anecdotes, some of which inevitably lead to a good chuckle. A series of vignettes of British country life across the seasons – which, I am ashamed to say, I … Continue reading The Countryman

An Artist by Nature

BY NICK PEARCE Rodger McPhail is a world-famous British painter, best known for his detailed wildlife paintings of sporting fowl, fish, and dogs. After studying at both Liverpool and Coventry Art Colleges, he achieved the rare distinction of having a painting published on the front cover of The Shooting Times at the age of just 19. With numerous exhibitions at The Rountree Tryon Gallery and … Continue reading An Artist by Nature

Moorland Matters

BY DOMINIC WIGHTMAN Trying to brush up on eco matters in light of recent events, I took it upon myself to read Ian Coghill’s ‘Moorland Matters: The Battle for the Uplands against Authoritarian Conservation’ when the publisher, Quiller, sent through a review copy to the magazine. I chose well. This is a masterful book and it’s written in such a refreshing way. It offers such … Continue reading Moorland Matters