Emergency bore holes and a weird kind of Big Brother

The remarkable story of the trapped Chilean miners has featured in many mainstream news reports this past week, but in case anyone has been...

From Kon-Tiki to Plas-tiki

by John Knox A curious vessel, made from 12,500 used plastic bottles, has just completed an 8,000-mile voyage across the Pacific Ocean. The aim was...

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...

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...

Supermum's osprey chick takes to the sky

by John Knox The first osprey chick of the season at Loch of Lowes has made its first flight. It was watched over by its proud...

Two men went to mow – at 2,000 feet

Here is a question unlikely to have been asked before: where is the highest piece of mown grass in Scotland? The first thought might be...

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...

Get away from it all – without getting away

By Allan Laing Here's the deal. You’re one of the thousands of Scots travellers still licking your wounds after a lengthy displacement overseas courtesy of...

Under Canvass: Election candidates who enjoy the outdoors life

In the third part of our series of interviews with election candidates who have an interest in the outdoors, we talk to John Lamont...