Reason not the kneed as dancing injury hits hard

By Lesley Riddoch Knees. You don’t know you’ve got them till they’re gone. So thank goodness they come in pairs. This all started at an energetic...

Icelandic volcano to shut down air travel for days

By Rob Edwards Hundreds of thousands of travellers across Scotland, the UK and northern Europe face mass disruption today as virtually all planes are grounded...

Walking poles vs crampons: Round 2

Following on from Walking poles pointless compared to crampons, I should pick up on various of the crampon-related comments – for which many thanks,...

What shall we do with the naked rambler?

News that the Naked Rambler, Stephen Gough, has yet again been convicted of nudity-related breach of the peace is merely the latest episode in...

Vipond joins celebrity prang club

As reported elsewhere, Dougie Vipond – Landward presenter, Deacon Blue drummer and one of the few people to have been a VIP since birth...

Surprisingly staring at Starav

It’s always good when one learns something new in a familiar setting, and this happened to Gordon Smith recently. Smith is an English teacher in...

Grit box paradox

End of the road: where the grit runs out at Edderston. Jim Barton / CC BY-SA 2.0 The news that councils and roads agencies are being...