The toilet-equipped Corrour bothy

Renovation, rewilding and other bother over bothies

The question of whether the various bothies and refuges in the Cairngorms should be repaired, removed or left to rot is a complex one,...

Farewell to summer and the swallows

Sometime soon, the skies will suddenly become a little quieter. The swallows – with their swooping, diving flight and their chittering song – are...

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...

Video: Scottish Coastal Rowing’s 40th Skiff

On Saturday morning, a special event took place in South Queensferry – the launch of the 40th St Ayles Skiff. Coastal rowing has grown...

SHOULD THE GOLDEN EAGLE BE SCOTLAND’S ‘NATIONAL BIRD’?

Scotland's favourite bird The Scottish Parliament has heard an appeal to make the Golden Eagle the national bird of Scotland. It came from the RSPB’s...

Unspoilt Hebrides ‘under threat from giant windfarm’

Tiree is known for its surfing beaches and its sunlight but it is the abundance of another natural resource around this tiny Hebridean isle...

Wrecks, war graves and treasure ships

At over 10,000 miles, Scotland has one of the longest coastlines in Europe. This, coupled with the fierce gales that can spring up out of...

‘Hills are where I’m happiest’ – Prasad Prasad on training, work and running fast...

It’s May, and the Scottish hill race season is about to hit its stride. The next two Saturdays see two of the key early...

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...

Why are we still so hung up over Sunday fishing?

There is a magnificent bend in the Tay, just on the town side of Aberfeldy distillery, where the river sweeps out from a shingle...