Scottish Sporting Journal
Vol 2 issue 1

Scottish Sporting Journal - Vol II Issue I

Scottish Sporting Journal injects a modern design into a 40-year-old title; the same passion for Scotland, captured and documented in a whole new way. Evolving from the Gazette to the Journal, this 180-page bi-annual magazine is a visual and written journey through Scotland’s wild places, capturing the passion, craft and pursuits within them. We believe that Scotland represents a way of life that is long lost to much of the modern world; a way of life in which the people, wildlife and landscape are all intrinsically linked. Our aim is to share this emotion and experience, offering true escapism to our readers. From chasing brown trout in small spate rivers to stalking stags in the Highlands to spending time with faraway island communities, we put the focus on visual storytelling, capturing the essence of what makes Scotland such a unique country.

Issue highlights:

- Hunting with golden eagles 
We head high into the Cairngorms National Park to witness golden eagles hunting mountains hares in their natural habitat

- Exploring the Isle of Arran
Known as Scotland in Miniature, we explore the many sporting opportunities and way of life on the Isle of Arran

- Spearfishing in remote seas
Spearfishing guide Will Beeslaar heads into the cold waters in pursuit of pollock, with bespoke underwater photography

- Salmon fishing on the Spey
A morning with ghillie Roddy Stronach, who has lived and worked on the Spey for 15 years, to understand how the role of a ghillie is changing

- Hidden Scotland with Jim Richardson
Renowned National Geographic photographer Jim Richardson shares some of his favourite images from his adventures around Scotland

- The new spirit of Scotland
With Scottish gin reportedly set to usurp whisky in the next 12 months, we visit the Isle of Harris distillery to see it first hand