15 JULY 1893, Page 25

The Sportsman and Tourist's Guide to Scotland. Edited by J.

Watson-Lyall. (118 Pall Mall.)—This is the " twenty-first year of publication," and we welcome an old acquaintance. It has, we observe, a new feature, which should be of the greatest use, a guide to "The Free and Open Fishings of Scotland." Forty years ago, when the present writer first took an interest in these things, pretty nearly every place where salmon were not, was "free and open." There has been a great change. Yet even now there are " more than six hundred lochs and streams " which are so described, but then you must reside at hotels. Practically, of course, this is no grievance. In most of the places, you must either reside at an hotel or nowhere.