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Linda Cracknell

January Blues – the call of the north

I write this on 'Blue Monday', the day associated with winter doldrums, when holiday companies prey upon our sense of daylight deprivation, lack of exercise, divorce from life 'out there'. It's when I feel most like hibernating, so it was ...

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Ben Dolphin

Exploring the Celtic Rainforest

A bit of rebranding works wonders for the underappreciated. Back in my bagging days the idea of spending more than an hour roaming a squelchy woodland would have been a complete anathema to me. Not that I didn't appreciate woodland ...

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Gear review: Berghaus Fast Hike Trousers

Recommended Price: £95 Weight: 320g I've been testing these lightweight trousers over the last three months. Whilst they are not the lightest I've worn, they seem extremely robust - showing not even the slightest signs of wear so far; the very lightest ...

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Cameron McNeish

Our Wonderful Access Legislation That Almost Wasn’t

Cameron McNeish looks back at an unlikely event that ensured the success of our much lauded Scottish access legislation. ACCESS campaigners in Scotland have been celebrating the 15th anniversary of the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003, probably the most significant piece ...

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Karen Thorburn

North to the Future

I walked through Edinburgh's West End after yet another late night in the office. First one in and last one out again. On crossing Shandwick Place, I kept my head down and avoided eye contact with other pedestrians but allowed ...

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Scotland: Be Part of It

A few years back we shared a short film called Isolation, made by Mathieu Bernat & David Guersan. Through Creative Studio Unfazed, David has now teamed up with Jamie Farquharson to make a new short homage to Scotland's Highlands - ...

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Review: Women's Rab Xenon X Jacket

RRP: £170 Weight: 300g (size 10) Rab have updated their synthetic isulated Xenon jacket and I've been trying it out for last few months as the weather has turned colder. The insulation is Primaloft Gold Active and I've found the warmth for weight ...

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This year...

Will this be the year you get out more and really explore Scotland on foot? Here's our wee promo video to encourage more folk to get their boots on, get fit and healthy and discover the outdoors in 2018; help spread ...

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