2 JUNE 1939, Page 22


[To the Editor of THE SPECTATOR]

Stn,—While much appreciating Miss Janet Adam Smith's reference to my book, The Lowlands of Scotland, I must demur when she quotes me as saying that " the pigeon was bred for feeding to cattle in winter in pre-turnip days." What I did say was that " the introduction of the turnip provided winter fodder for cattle and so did away with the need for fresh pigeon meat during the dark months."—Yours faithfully, GEORGE SCOTT MONCRIEFF. Scottish Arts Club, 24 Rutland Square, Edinburgh.