Welcome to the Winter issue of Country Lifestyle Scotland, Scotland's rural lifestyle magazine. The magazine covers all aspects of Scotland's wonderful countryside and rural life, with articles on fashion to fishing and arts to antiques. This quarterly publication encompasses all the pleasures of rural life as well as the concerns of those living within these communities and the countryside environment.
I’m afraid that Christmas fever struck CLS towers early, as the Christmas Gift guide was being put together. The genius idea of using our photographer’s geese for a front cover, allowed us a day out the office to chase our feathered friends - all in the name of fastening them with Santa hats and tinsel. As you can imagine, they weren’t keen, however, we got some lovely shots, and they, and us, had some fun on the burn in the process - even if the water was coming over the top of our wellies.
This issue features Scottish cider, from Waukmill, a look at why curling remains popular within the rural community and we also speak to Solway Blankets, a small company promoting the British is best ethos in their range of blankets.
Of course, we have a lovely Christmas gifts guide, which is always fun to put together. I would suggest cutting out your favourites and leaving them under the nose of your loved one. Subtle hints don't always work, however!
As usual, I hope you enjoy this winter issue, and do feel free to contact me with any future feature suggestions that you think fellow readers would find interesting.