Country Life August 16 2017

Country Life August 16 2017 is our stunning Scotland number featuring otters, tweed, Highland games, the Fringe, plus who to know in Edinburgh New Town. Find out more:

ARCHITECTURE: Roger White identifies for the first time the architect of Marchmont in Berwickshire, Scotland’s most ambitious Palladian house

OTTERS: Scotland’s west coast has long been a pilgrimage for those beguiled by the otter. Joe Gibbs goes on the trail of Lutra lutra

EDINBURGH NEW TOWN: Edinburgh New Town celebrates its 250th anniversary, Mary Miers asks leading residents what makes it so important

SCOTTISH PROPERTY: Penny Churchill and Holly Kirkwood find some dream Scottish properties

GARDENS: Julia Watson discovers how Garvald Grange in East Lothian was transformed from blank canvas into bee haven

MY FAVOURITE PAINTING: The High Chief of Clan Donald chooses a beguiling portrait of his ancestors that is surprisingly subversive

CRICKET: Test cricket is in danger of losing its status as the pinnacle of the sport, warns Roderick Easdale ahead of England’s upcoming series with the West Indies

HIGHLAND GAMES: Tug of war and caber-tossing continue to be fiercely contested by clans at a traditional Highland Games, as Eleanor Doughty reports

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TWEED: Estate tweeds are woven into the very warp and weft of the Scottish landscape. Mary Miers visits the Highland company that has been sewing and selling this versatile fabric for 160 years

INTERIORS: A Philippa Thorp dining room with a colour palette that reflects its Long Island setting and a traditional British brassfounder

COOKING: Melanie Johnson creates a simple but refreshing summery gazpacho made with cucumber

PERFORMING ARTS: Michael Billington looks back over 60 years of visiting the Edinburgh International Festival

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