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David Lintern

Shooting the Breeze – Alex Boyd

We continue our series of interviews with the leading lights of Scottish outdoor photography. David Lintern quizzes a master of Victorian photographic techniques and finds a very 21st century artist just under the surface. Let's start with your exhibition of new ...

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Ben Dolphin

Butterfly wings are beautiful things

One of my earliest memories of interacting with the natural world involves those gaudy cheap fishing nets you used to be able to buy at seaside resorts. They were essentially just a length of bamboo cane with a brightly coloured ...

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Our pick: Scotland's clifftop coast walks

Bullers of Buchan, Aberdeenshire The Bullers of Buchan are one of the most dramatic features on the Aberdeenshire coastline. Here a great blow hole or collapsed cavern is the central feature, but the whole coast has plenty of interest - including ...

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Cameron McNeish

40 years on...

THIS summer I’m celebrating 40 years as an outdoor writer. I’m going to mark the occasion by taking a rafting trip through the Grand Canyon with my two sons, followed by a five week campervan and mountain walking trip with ...

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David Lintern

Navigation: A day to learn, a lifetime to master

Ever been lost on a hill? Last week, David Lintern found himself with the Mountaineering Council of Scotland. “I’d have thought you Walkhighlands guys would have your navigation all sorted, no?” said Steve, with a bit of a twinkle in his ...

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Ben Dolphin

I’ve found a fluffy wee chick. What should I do?

A couple of weeks ago my boss phoned just as I was packing up to leave work for the day. She’d received a report from a park visitor who had found an owl chick sitting on one of our mountain ...

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Linda Cracknell

Going solo

I was in my sleeping bag by 6:50 PM on the night of the Spring equinox and still able to write by natural light. I looked east, watching through the tent flap as the light died over Meall nan Tarmachan, ...

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Cameron McNeish

Political Priorities

VERY few folk would have been surprised if the SNP had not been the dominant party in the recent Scottish election but what should the new Scottish Government’s priorities be for the next five years? The SNP manifesto was fairly light ...

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