"We live our lives as we dream-alone." Joseph Conrad

Thursday, 29 April 2010

Deer stalking, salmon fishing - be a Laird for the week

By Rory Knight Bruce of The Field

Monday, 22 September 2008

The essentially Victorian sporting week of whisky, fireside conversation, a first salmon and a long stalk on the hill still thrives today – along with the chance to have a pot shot at being laird of all you survey.

Even in the distinctly chilly wind of Scotland’s new urban politics, the thought of a week-long stay in a Highland or island sporting lodge is still enough to stir the blood of any true sportsman. Nowhere in the world is it possible to experience comparable remote majesty, pampered solitude and sense of history.