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Linda Cracknell

Caterans, Cowboys and Cushion-covers

At the end of our first day on the Cateran Trail in August 2013, a friend and I found our way to a large plastic-wood bar at the Spittal of Glenshee Hotel. A cavernous room was crowded with families, runners, ...

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David Lintern

Paving Paradise

David Lintern visits the site of a proposed housing development in the Cairngorms National Park. In August this year, the Cairngorm National Park Authority approved 'in principle' plans for up to 1500 houses and associated infrastructure near Aviemore. It's a plan ...

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Cameron McNeish

Wainwright Revealed

FILM-maker Richard Else and I have worked together for the best part of a quarter of a century. In that time he has endured the idiosyncratic nature of this curmudgeonly outdoor writer with patience and good humour, and has persevered ...

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Ben Dolphin

Life under the pink-footed flight path

At first it's barely noticeable. A tinny resonance of indistinct origin, easily ignored amongst the background hums and whirs of the home. I stop crunching my toast and listen. The morning radio presenters are doing an outside broadcast from a ...

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Nan Shepherd biography to launch in Cairngorms

Best known for her masterpiece of mountain literature The Living Mountain, (first published in 1977) Nan Shepherd, who died in 1981 has been in the news recently. Her image now graces the new Scottish £5 note; The Living Mountain (about ...

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The Hidden Ways

Today 'The Hidden Ways: Scotland's forgotten Drove Roads' - a new book by Scottish historian Alistair Moffat - is published by Canongate Press, and we have an exclusive extract below. The Hidden Ways wanders Scotland's forgotten paths to tell an alternative ...

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Fiona Russell

Exploring Ullapool

Sitting on a low wall edging the shoreline of beautiful Loch Broom in the Ross-shire town of Ullapool, a takeaway container of delicious crab cakes and salad on my knee and a day of mountain walking in my legs, I ...

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David Lintern

Shooting the Breeze - Nick Hanson Interview

Nick Hanson is the current holder of the Scottish Landscape Photographer of the Year Award. David Lintern finds out more. Tell us a little about yourself - where's home, is photography your full time job, and so on? I am originally from ...

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