Advantages of Lockdown #3

Advantages of Lockdown #3

The daily walk has become something of a ritual for many who would normally only walk from their car to the shop, restaurant or sports ground. This is great, as an outdoors journalist it is one of my aims in life to get people out and about, enjoying nature, fresh air...

Advantages of Lockdown #2

Advantages of Lockdown #2

Hidden gems, secret paths, lost valleys … we’ve all heard of them and some of them even have signposts. In lockdown many of us have discovered new places of beauty, tranquillity or surprise as we have strived to get on a walk while staying safe and local. We live in...

Advantages of Lockdown #1

Advantages of Lockdown #1

Back garden blue tit Lockdown has left many frustrated at not being able to get out and about – for me it is the mountains and glens I miss most, as well as the coast, and lochs, and Caledonian forest, and, well, you get the point. However, spending most of my time in...

In praise of urban walking

In praise of urban walking

Scots Mag walkers out an about in Edinburgh Why choose to walk in a town or city, rather than the wonderful Scottish countryside? It isn’t as weird a decision as it might sound. As gales lash Scotland at this time of year, plans to get up on the high mountains are...

Foraging fun

Foraging fun

Foraging is cool – it used to be the preserve of hippy-ish PHD students or high end chefs looking for poncey mushrooms and weird “leaves”. Now it seems it is for everyone from those looking to improve their spag bol (use the water you soak dried mushrooms 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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