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Cameron McNeish

A look to the future?

BACK at the turn of the century my wife and I hiked the John Muir Trail in the Sierra Nevada mountains of California with a bunch of friends During our traverse of the trail one of our companions, Terry Leyland, ...

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Skye man scoops Scottish Landscape Photographer of the Year

Dumfries-born photographer Nick Hanson, has been announced as this year's winner of the Scottish Landscape Photographer of the Year Award. Skye-based Nick beat off strong competition from thousands of entries submitted from across the globe to win the prestigious accolade with ...

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David Lintern

What have the mountains ever done for us?

David Lintern wrestles with the outdoors, inside. I’ll confess that writing anything about ‘the outdoors’ at the moment is a struggle. I’m driven to distraction by world events. Five minutes chat at the school gate or surfing the stormy seas of ...

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Ben Dolphin

Edinburgh: a half green city

A friend of mine once told me of the time she was showing a Parisian client around Edinburgh and how, as a proud Reekie resident, she made a point of taking her visitor to all the best vantage points and ...

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Our pick: Scotland's east coast beaches

We've previously posted our picks of the most beautiful beaches in the West Highlands - and our pick of the finest Scottish island beaches. For our latest gallery we undertake a journey down the opposite side of the country to ...

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Fiona Russell

A visit to Colonsay and Oronsay

You might imagine a tiny, low-lying Scottish island in the middle of the Atlantic, 20 miles from any other community and with only a lighthouse between it and the coast of Canada to the west, to be an inhospitable place. ...

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David Lintern

Gear of the Year 2016 - Part Two

David Lintern continues his round up of his favourites from an outdoors year in gear. You can see his pick from 2016s trailshoes and layers - including jackets, trousers and gloves - in the first part here. Pack Millet Prolighter MXP 60+20 ...

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Cameron McNeish

Always a little further

IT'S something I learned from Hamish Brown. Never pass a second-hand bookshop. Hamish, of course, has interest in a huge variety of subjects, from the hills and mountains of this glorious country to poetry and literature and even ancient graveyards. ...

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