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David Lintern

A Winter's Journey

If only winter skills were as simple as listening to good advice. David Lintern reflects on lessons learnt in the Winter Mountains. "Good decisions come from experience, and experience comes from bad decisions" – Mark Twain (possibly) Scotland is amazing - I’m ...

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Castle Stalker

Scottish Landscape Photographer of the Year winners

The winners have been announced in the first-ever Scottish Landscape Photographer of the Year competition. Craig Aitchison from Kirkintilloch won the overal title with his incredible shots of Buachaille Etive Mor snow scene, Loch Etive and a rainbow over Loch ...

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Ben Dolphin

Winter's icy beauties

In the last few weeks we’ve enjoyed (or suffered, depending on your point of view) some colder interludes where the temperature has fallen below freezing. As a result, ice in its various forms has been a conspicuous companion on ...

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Cameron McNeish

Proposed Loch Lomond bylaws are shameful and unnecessary

THREE years ago the Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park authority introduced bylaws to combat the loutish behaviour that was turning the east shore of Loch Lomond between Balmaha and Rowardennan into a midden. At certain times of the year, notably ...

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Our Pick: 11 shots of curious Scotland

Beyond the obvious attractions, Scotland has some more curious treasures to discover... Achmelvich Castle, Assynt Scotland has hundreds of castles - we've already offered in a previous gallery a pick of 10 of the best. But those wandering the magnificent Assynt coastline ...

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Peter Macfarlane

Winter insulated jackets - Group Test

There's snow on the hills, lots of us will have vouchers to spend and the sales have started, so now's probably the best time to look at one of the most expensive bits of kit you can buy: a warm ...

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Our pick: 16 picturesque Scottish villages

Walkhighlands features over 1,800 walks in all corners of Scotland, as well as more than 3,000 places to stay. Here's our quick pick of some of Scotland's most beautiful villages. Killin, Loch Tay The popular village of Killin lies at the western ...

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Cameron McNeish

Bucking the corporate trend…

TO suggest I was shocked to get a press release the other day telling me about a new waterproof jacket that retails for £750, with matching over-trousers that cost £630, would be an understatement. Someone later sent me details of ...

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