Going down the pub

Going down the pub

A pint in a cosy pub after a day on the hill, up the glen or along the coast is one of life’s great pleasures. On a cold day a blazing fire is as welcome as the chance to ease off your boots while at this time of year a beer garden can be a peaceful retreat after a...

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...

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...

Snow Fest, whatever the weather

Snow Fest, whatever the weather

Ski-Scotland is ploughing on regardless despite a lack of the white stuff this winter and holding its annual Snow Fest this Saturday, with activities guaranteed, whatever the snow conditions are. The Snow Fest fun include Zibob racing, igloo building and a snowman...

Skills for the hills

Skills for the hills

Good to see my Scots Magazine colleague Cameron McNeish involved on a great event aimed at getting folk up into Scotland’s wonderful hills and mountains. Skills for the Hills, organised by Mountain Aid, working with Mountaineering Scotland, will take place on Saturday...

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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