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David Lintern

Gear review: Child carriers

If you want to get off the flat and up the hills with your wee one, a child carrier is called for. But which one? David Lintern and family take a look... The adage ‘try before you buy’ is never more ...

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Cameron McNeish

Dreaming of Assynt

SEVERAL nights ago when the temperature dropped to unusually low levels even for this poor summer I put some logs on the wood burning stove, poured myself a large dram and settled down to read. But it wasn’t a book ...

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Our pick: 12 of Scotland's most fascinating caves

Caves are perhaps not the first landscape feature people associate with Scotland. Think high mountains, picturesque glens, rugged coastline and stunning sandy beaches - but caves? Here we list 12 of the most fascinating caves for walkers to visit. The Bone ...

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David Lintern

Baby steps outdoors

an unofficial anti-guide to Irresponsible Parenting (part 1) If there’s one thing more tedious than a childfree friend extolling the virtues of their carbon neutral fun-and-money-filled lifestyle, it’s a self-satisfied parent extolling the worthiness of their child fulfilled life. There seems ...

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Ben Dolphin

Connecting children to nature and the outdoors

Spending time outdoors in natural places is universally recognised as being good for both our physical health and our mental well-being. Getting children outdoors and exploring the natural world is in their best interest, but it is also in ...

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Peter Macfarlane

Outdoor shirts group test

If you look through old guide books there's a good chance you'll see the folks in the photos wearing button-up shirts along with their hobnail boots and canvas rucksacks. Times changed, we all went over to "proper" baselayers and shirts ...

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Our pick: Mountain bothies

In Scotland, Bothies are a remarkable part of our outdoors' culture. The word bothy can really mean any form of very basic accommodation, but to hillwalkers the term is usually applied to 'open' bothies - buildings which are left unlocked ...

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Cameron McNeish

Let the mystery be…

THE hills of Scotland have a long tradition of the supernatural, which is hardly surprising since the indigenous highlander, even to-day, tends to superstition, and the history of Gaeldom is splattered with tales of the second sight, the little people, ...

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