How path network investment provides a route out of recession

By John Knox Our increasingly wet and stormy weather is eroding Scotland’s 10,000 miles of pathways, according to Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH). So how about...

How the comma butterfly almost came to a full stop in Scotland

By Elizabeth McQuillan Next time you are in the garden, keep an eye out for a rather rare orange creature, the comma butterfly. It takes...

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)...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Fanks for the Memories

If you know what skiting around a fank is like, then I’ll wager you are a farmer, or have at some time or another...

80% BACK WILD LAND MAP

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...