Tapping into birch

Tapping into birch

By Nick Drainey The health giving properties of the sap from birch trees were recognised in Caithness 5,000 years ago, being drunk by humans and even cattle as the long, cold months of winter came to an end. Now, in the forests of Perthshire, the practice of taking...

CALLANDER CRAIG AND BRACKLINN FALLS

CALLANDER CRAIG AND BRACKLINN FALLS

Falls higher up the Keltie Water near Scout Pool A version of this article is in the September 2019 edition of The Scots Magazine CALLANDER CRAIG AND BRACKLINN FALLS, TROSSACHS By Nick Drainey Length: 6.5km (4 miles) Height gained: 320m (1,050ft) Time: 2 to 3 hours OS...

Having a whale of a time

Having a whale of a time

A version of this appeared in the July 2019 edition of The Scots Magazine β€œThe sea has inspired people for eons. It has been the source of myth and legend – sea monsters and kelpies – and has inspired song and music. Because whales and dolphins are from this seemingly...

Putting the boot in

Putting the boot in

A version of this article is in the August 2019 edition of The Scots Magazine. BEINN DUBHCHRAIG, NEAR TYNDRUM Length: 9 miles Height gained: 2,640ft Time: 5 to 6 hours OS Landranger 50 Parking: Turn off the A82 at Dalrigh, a mile south of Tyndrum. There is a car park...

Four brilliant summer holiday walks

Four brilliant summer holiday walks

This article first appeared in Scotland on Sunday on June 30, 2019. The summer holidays are here – packed lunches can turn into picnics and bags can be packed for a day in the outdoors. Wherever you look, there is plenty to explore across Scotland and if the weather...

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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