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The real John Macnab


THE EXPRESSION ‘John Macnab’ is well known in the world of Scottish field sports.

It is used when someone manages in one day to kill a red deer stag, catch a salmon and shoot a brace of grouse – although wild goats and other ‘achievements’ of a less notable nature are often substituted. Exciting as these may be for today’s participants, they are a pale imitation of the original plot first enacted in Inverness-shire more than a century ago which became the source of the best known of all Highland deer stalking and salmon fishing novels.

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