THE SNOW MUST GO ON

by Nick Williams Mountaineer and author That wintry Saturday, the snowy corrie that arcs down from Church Door Buttress into Glencoe looked fantastic. The sky was...

WEEKEND WARRIOR CHALLENGES

Sometimes all we need is a bit of a push to get our lard-laden backsides out of the front door and motivated to do...

West Highland Way goes the extra mile but which one’s the dullest?

So 30 years after its official opening, the West Highland Way (WHW) is to be extended by a mile at its northern end. Good plan:...

Dubious dealings at chess Olympiad in Western Siberia?

As the Commonwealth Games begin amid much-publicised concerns over venues and facilities, so another large international event has just closed with pre-tournament fears of...

'Journalist' arrested over hoax calls to 'test' rescue services

The unusually heavy rainfall during November affected various parts of the UK, most notably Cumbria. Devastating floods – described by the Met Office as...

New MoD proposals raise search and rescue and access concerns

Monday’s statement by defence secretary Liam Fox on changes to the military setup in Scotland has been widely reported in terms of its effect...

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...

Video: Benromach Edinburgh Regatta 2012

Sailing is a popular sport, worth as much to the Scottish economy as golf. There are 25 yacht clubs along the Firth of Forth...

Walking in the Air

The Cairngorms - soon to be wrapped in winter snow Pictures: Penny Haywood Calder Arctic wind rasps my face. It’s November. I smile and think, somewhat...

Shedding light on what the Romans did for us

What did the Romans ever do for us? Well, they built a couple of bloody great walls across the country, that’s what, and one...