Opinion: beavers, bumblebees and the biodiversity balancing act

By John Knox The news from the beaver colony is mixed. We learned from Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) recently that the beavers at Knapdale in...

Darkness on the edge of town – clock-change politics and on-hill benightments

We’re into the run of autumn traditions: Halloween, Bonfire Night … and political/media bickering about the rights and wrongs of changing the clocks from...

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...

Crossing the Coulin Pass by bike

There are places in the Highlands which today seem to have no raison d’etre – places like Achnasheen and Achnashellach for instance. Achnasheen has...

OUTDOORS: THE STRENGTH OF FAMILIES

Life without TV Adventures on a ShoestringI just had to write about this story because it made me smile. It’s appearing on the inside pages of...

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...

WILDLIFE TRUST CELEBRATES 50 YEARS

The Scottish Wildlife Trust was founded in 1964 by Sir Charles Connell, an Edinburgh lawyer and keen ornithologist. He brought together a small team...

£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...

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...

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)...