Wild swimming – in icy water

Wild swimming – in icy water

A VERSION OF THIS APPEARED IN THE SCOTS MAGAZINE AND IT WAS DONE PRE-LOCKDOWN The snowplough was out, clearing the roads at the foot of Glen Feshie, while the frosted trees and icy landscape were doing their best to create the appearance of a magical winter...

Skye Bridge, 25 years on

Skye Bridge, 25 years on

A VERSION OF THIS ARTICLE APPEARED IN THE SCOTTISH BANNER EX-PAT NEWSPAPER IN OCT 2020 Andy Anderson is a criminal. He has been charged under the law more than 100 times, spent time in jail and had his face shown in newspapers and on TV news programmes across the...

Finding the right way, for fun

Finding the right way, for fun

A VERSION OF THIS APPEARED IN THE OCTOBER 2020 SCOTS MAGAZINE I have always thought of orienteering as something of a nerdy pursuit – all about peering at a compass and map. Surely yomping up a mountain, camping in the wilds or paddling a kayak is more fun? Actually,...

St Kilda, 90 years since evacuation

St Kilda, 90 years since evacuation

Robbie Weir 2006. St Kilda. National Trust for Scotland. A version of this article appears in the latest edition of The Scots Magazine. Pics courtesy of National Trust for Scotland. When Alice MacLachlan arrived on St Kilda in 1906 with her husband, Peter, the newly...

Goat gardening

Goat gardening

This appeared in the national papers earlier in lockdown. Pic courtesy of Ed Daynes. By Nick Drainey One of the most famous pubs in the Highlands is having the lawn in its beer garden cut by a herd of feral goats during the coronavirus lockdown. The horned animals are...

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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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