OUTDOORS – LEANING ON FRESH AIR

The Great Outdoors should be an essential part of education Outdoor education has been shown across time and geography to be an effective and safe...

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...

£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...

THREAT TO THE DARK SKIES PARK

Light Pollution threatens the Dark Sky Park It’s been open for less than a year but astronomers are now warning that the Dark Sky Park...

COLUMN: HOMEWARD REFLECTIONS

The Falkirk Wheel - a triumph of engineering I’ve recently found myself wondering how our infrastructure helps to shape our environment and behaviours. We take...

Tough Mudder returns to the UK: Tougher, Muddier and more challenging than ever

Tough Mudder is a 10-12 mile run. Sounds feasible? But with 20 to 25 military-style obstacles designed by British Special Forces with (this year)...

Outdoors: The Journey or the Destination?

The Mountains of Kyrgyzstan Picture by P K Nirvana (creative commons) This was the very first question that I asked the internet girlfriend I’d not yet...

PLANS FOR SAFER CYCLING

A report from the Scottish Government has suggested that all residential areas should have 20mph zones to make them safer for cyclists. However, the...

IN PRAISE OF WALKING

The month of May is, apparently, “national walking month”. Citizens across the UK are being urged to propel themselves on foot instead of (or...

CELEBRATING JOHN MUIR DAY – 21st APRIL 2013

The John Muir Way in East Lothian He’s a recently discovered Scottish hero. But we are finally making up for our neglect with the first...