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Scotland's wild places need to be protected The John Muir Trust has welcomed the result of a Scottish Natural Heritage public consultation on its core...

A few throwaway remarks on the sociology of litter

Back in Stirling after a weekend in the Lakes, it was easy to tell that the local 10K road race had trundled past the...

A marathon and then some: the Glen Ogle 33

By Matthew Shelley My ultra marathon virginity has been lost: a coy start followed by seemingly endless humps and bumps and a sprint for the...

The man who finished as third lady in the Mull Half Marathon

By Matthew Shelley On racy weekends away my wife often calls me the third lady. Odd, I know, but it’s purely a sporting term. Not...

Diary: An encounter with the Air Ambulance Service

The most interesting days are often unplanned, and so it was last Saturday, when a few hours were earmarked for a legstretch on Benvane...

Blockade threat and election pledge lead to U-turn over A9 crossing

By Rob Edwards Walkers, cyclists and horse-riders who threatened to blockade the A9 on the west side of the Cairngorms have forced a government U-turn...

Get on your bike and look after your knees

by Lesley Riddoch Marathons here, MoonWalks there. 10Ks, hill runs, and the man who is going to push a car to the top of Ben...

THEY SHOOT HORSES, DON’T THEY?

In truth, a fate worse than a humane bullet awaits far too many unfortunate equines in the UK. Ponies and horses that were beloved...

Palm trees fall victim to harsh winter and spring

The harshest, most sustained winter for quite some time has all but left us. Just about the only cold-season joys that remain are some...

Submariner musings in Scottish waters

There seems to be something of a progression underway in terms of amusing aquatic accidents in Scottish waters. First, in January, came the car-in-the-Union-Canal...