Snap happy

Snap happy

A version of this article first appeared on February 9, 2017 in the Daily Record and The Herald By Nick Drainey We think nothing of taking hundreds of snaps on our iPhones or digital cameras in the hope that at least a few will be worthy of use on social media, as a...

Fishing for litter

Fishing for litter

This article first appeared on February 5, 2017 in the Sunday Post By Nick Drainey It’s a load of rubbish but for the fishing industry and consumers the discarded waste being piled up at harbours across Scotland is good news. Fishing boats once dumped the junk they...

Seen and herd

Seen and herd

A version of this article first appeared in December 2016 in the Australian newspaper Scottish Banner By Nick Drainey Scotland’s only herd of reindeer are having a rest after Christmas and the Cairngorms is without a doubt the best place to spot them. They are not...

Mountain Man

Mountain Man

This article first appeared in December 2016 in The Scots Magazine By Nick Drainey As Hamish MacInnes looks out from his house, below the conical summit of the Pap of Glencoe, he can still remember the days when volunteers wore Wellington boots and carried storm...

Over the Weather

Over the Weather

This article first appeared on January 24, 2016 in the Sunday Post By Nick Drainey Mervyn Browne says there is “nothing you can do about it” but that hasn’t stopped him recording the weather outside his Perthshire farmhouse every day for nearly 60 years. The...

ABOUT ME


I am a journalist whose love of the outdoors and all things rural has seen me walking the highest Munros, eating Scottish seafood in Singapore, stalking deer with a camera and just about everything imaginable in between... Find out more...

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