Raven threat to lambs

Raven threat to lambs

A version of this article appeared in the Sunday Post on April 30, 2017 By Nick Drainey Lambing season for farmer Selena Swanson has become a time of fear as the growing number of ravens prove a deadly foe for newborn lambs. At the family farm near Halkirk in...

Cademuir Hill, Peebles

Cademuir Hill, Peebles

A version of this walk description appeared in Scotland on Sunday on May 07, 2017 CADEMUIR HILL, PEEBLES The Forestry Commission has been doing quite a bit of work at Cademuir, just to the south of Peebles. What was once a nice stroll now includes the top of the hill...

Safari on Loch Tay

Safari on Loch Tay

A version of this article first appeared on April 5, 2017 in The Times and The Herald By Nick Drainey Tourist boats are to return to Loch Tay nearly 70 years after steamers last took day trippers across the waters, amid the mountains of HighlandPerthshire. The Earl of...

Bothy bible is the word

Bothy bible is the word

A version of this article first appeared on April 3, 2017 in The Times By Nick Drainey Geoff Allan does not do hotels, B&Bs or even campsites if he can help it, never mind vehicles. For five years, he has been using pedal and foot power to visit nearly 100...

Wolf calls grow louder

Wolf calls grow louder

A version of this article first appeared on February 21, 2017 in the Daily Telegraph By Nick Drainey High in the Cairngorms, the old gnarled Scots pines we see now were once saplings, growing while shepherds stood guarding their lambs from packs of wolves. For...

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