MAPPING THE WILDERNESS

Assynt - one of the last wilderness areas They say Scotland has some of the last wilderness areas left in Western Europe. But where exactly...

Heritage: Jarlshof in Shetland

Images courtesy of Historic Scotland Jarlshof is perhaps the best known prehistoric site in Shetland with remains dating from 2500 BC right up to the...

LETTER FROM SCOTLAND 1ST NOVEMBER 2013

The leaves falling from the trees on the Mar Lodge Estate The leaves are blowing off the trees and winter ghosts are peeping round the...

£3m TO PROTECT THE WILDERNESS OF COIGACH AND ASSYNT

Coigach-Assynt Panorama Picture credit Alex Nail It's one of Scotland's least populated areas. The far North-West - the area from Ullapool to Lochinver and beyond...

Local Hero Alan Cumming Set to Open Highland Cinema

The Birks Cinema - a celebrity re-opening For a time, it seemed as if the commercial cinema was, if not doomed, then limited to the...

Jinglin’ Geordie and the Cheapside Hoard

Just a sample of the Cheapside Hoard George Heriot, the founder of the eponymous school, was one of the court jewellers to King James VI...

A bridge too far for Unesco

By David Black In 2009 UNESCO, the Paris-based organisation which designates world heritage sites, tore a strip off the burgermeisters of Dresden for their proposal...

LETTER FROM SCOTLAND 27th SEPTEMBER 2013

Independence March - confusion over the numbers I could not help being swept along by the roaring tide of blue which surged down the Royal...

SEABIRDS RISK “EXTINCTION”

Puffins along with guillemots and razorbills are under threat A report from RSPB Scotland suggests that a number of seabird colonies could face 'extinction' unless...

Simply Scottish: What Symbolizes Scotland For You?

The waterfront at Seattle Creative Commons by Andrew McDiarmid Owner of Simply Scottish in Seattle Greetings! I'm Andrew McDiarmid. I was born and raised in Edinburgh in Scotland...