The Countryman Sets Forth Again

Johnny Scott

£20.00

(Not yet published)

ISBN: 9781846893827

PUBLICATION DATE: April 14, 2023

CATEGORY: Country Matters, Environmentalism and Farming

BINDING: Hardback

EXTENT: 256

‘The Countryman Sets Forth Again’ is a compilation of articles covering a range of eclectic rural and countryside subjects. There is something for everyone from the ancient language of field sports to the treasures to be found in old barns; the history of the landscape to dryland husky racing and much more.

Divided into seasonal sections, over forty-seven chapters, many of the articles have previously been published in ‘The Field’ magazine and cover topics including, Laughing Frogs; Adders; Ferrets; Otters; Mad Hares; Hanging Game; Terriers; Hard Grouse; Hound Trailing; Mast Years; History in a Wall Head; Pike; Wise Owls; Gorse; Ravens; Snipe; Shrews; Bats; Starlings; Stoats; Cresta; Woodcock; Coppicing; Strewing Herbs; Pigeon Racing; Elder; Gaze Hounds; Bracken; Grey Geese; Ancient Trees; Kit; Christmas; Bellringing; Capercaillie; Exotic Trees; January.

Meet the author Johnny Scott

Sir (Walter) John Scott, Bt. MFH. Sir Johnny (as he is better known) is an author, natural historian, broadcaster, columnist, countryside campaigner, artisan snuff manufacturer and retired hill farmer. He wrote and co-presented the BBC2 series Clarissa and the Countryman with Clarissa Dickson Wright. He writes for a variety of magazines and periodicals on field sports, food, farming, travel, history and rural affairs.
A lifetime devotee of the countryside and its sports, he is currently: Joint Master and Chairman, The North Pennine Hunt; Regional Director, Vote OK; President, The Gamekeepers Welfare Trust; President, The Tay Valley Wildfowlers Association; President, The Newcastle Wildfowlers Association; President, The Association of Working Lurchers / Longdogs; Centenary Patron and Honorary Life Member, British Association for Shooting and Conservation; Patron, The Sporting Lucas Terrier Association; Patron, The Wildlife Ark Trust; Patron, The National Organisation of Beaters and Pickers Up; Board member, The European Squirrel Initiative.

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