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...

Danny MacAskill – falling off is inspiring

Danny MacAskill – falling off is inspiring

My six-year-old son was recreating stunt cyclist Danny MacAskill’s The Ridge last night using the back and the arms of the sofa - I should swiftly add here that he didn’t have a bike, although, admittedly, even in his bare feet it’s probably not the best thing for our...

Philip Rankin RIP

Philip Rankin RIP

A “pioneer” of Scotland’s ski-ing industry has died a month short of his 100th birthday. A campaign had been launched for Philip Rankin, who would have celebrated his centenary on April 16, to be honoured for his work including building the first ski tow in the 1950s...

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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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