SEABIRDS RISK “EXTINCTION”

Puffins along with guillemots and razorbills are under threat A report from RSPB Scotland suggests that a number of seabird colonies could face 'extinction' unless...

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...

INCHCOLM: AN ISLAND WITH HISTORY!

The Abbey on Inchcolm by Norman Hunter Inchcolm, in the middle of the Firth of Forth (Gaelic for Columba's Island), may not be as well known...

SCOTTISH HIGHLANDER: CRUISING THE GREAT GLEN

The Scottish Highlander - floating hotel on the Caledonian Canal by Norman Hunter Cruising the Caribbean, as we did for two years in our own boat,...

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...

WORLD SKIFF CHAMPIONSHIPS

It was a world first! Over 30 teams from as far away as Australia and North America had travelled to Scotland to take part...

SCOTTISH COASTAL ROWING: WORLD SKIFF CHAMPIONSHIPS

The Princess Royal takes the salute from the assembled skiff crews All pictures courtesy of Sybil Bacica Four years ago, it didn't even exist as a...

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...

SCOTTISH TRADITIONAL BOAT FESTIVAL – A SOCIAL ENTERPRISE SUCCESS

The Traditional Boat Festival -- 22nd and 23rd of June When the residents of a coastal community staged a celebration to mark the 300th anniversary...