Enchanted again

Enchanted again

Enchanted Forest, the woodland light show at Faskally Wood near Pitlochry, was its usual fabulous self this year from the digital rain and the waterfall bridge to the toasted marshmallows. It’s hard to believe this year is the sixth time I’ve visited with my family....

Reds are on the up

Reds are on the up

Nick Drainey The battle to save red squirrels from extinction is being won across Scotland with conservationists moving the well-loved creatures to new homes, creating strongholds for the threatened animal. There is also an increase in sightings of the furry rodents...

More than a view

More than a view

Book festivals are a great place to escape to; immersing yourself in a favourite, or completely new, subject can be just the recharge your batteries need from time to time. So I was completely hooked when the Wigtown Book Festival decided to mix words, which as a...

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...

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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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