Edinburgh Festival of Cycling

For those who thought Edinburgh had enough festivals, here's another to add to the ever-increasing list. The first ever Edinburgh Festival of Cycling -...

ETAPE CALEDONIA

Pictures Courtesy of Etape Caledonia The 2013 Marie Curie Cancer Care Etape Caledonia has hardly finished before "Expressions of Interest" in NEXT YEAR'S have opened....

IN PRAISE OF WALKING

The month of May is, apparently, “national walking month”. Citizens across the UK are being urged to propel themselves on foot instead of (or...

The road not yet travelled

In Edinburgh’s National Library of Scotland, an exhibition on map-making and the Bartholomew dynasty has been on show. It was a superb display of...

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...

Scotland takes top places in Dream Kayak Locations Poll

Loch Ard A great location for canoes and kayaks A recent poll ran as part of a competition by Sitons (a leading online magazine for sit...

MORE NATIONAL PARKS

Ben Nevis and Glencoe Village Scotland should have seven more National Parks. The recommendation has come from two environmental organisations - The Scottish Campaign for...

Pencaitland Railway Walk and Cycle Path

Pencaitland Railway Walk An excellent route for a lazy Saturday There’s a fitness programme that’s been running for just over a week. It’s known as the...

WILDLIFE SAFARI ON THE FORTH

The Scottish Seabird Centre has a new, custom-built catamaran, Seafari Explorer, ready to take visitors out to see the wildlife on the islands of...

Broadside on Scotland

Mountains of the Far North West With a brief that simply said 'Outdoors', my remit as columnist for the Caledonian Mercury was as wide as...