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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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16 shots of Festive Scotland

Need to get into that festive frame of mind? We've put together a gallery of wintry scenes from across Scotland to inspire you to venture out and explore before settling down by the fireside on these long evenings. A ballet is ...

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The Walker, Meall Buidhe
David Lintern

Shooting the Breeze – the Jamie Grant interview

As his exhibition opens in Pitlochry this month, David Lintern spoke to photographic journalist Jamie Grant about his love of the longest glen in Scotland. Tell us about where you live. Compared to other places you have lived and worked, what's different ...

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Fortingall Yew
Ben Dolphin

‘The oldest living thing in Europe’

I've travelled a fair bit around the world and the one thing I keep encountering again and again, no matter what country I'm in, is the superlative settlement. That is to say, those tiny towns or villages with superlative claims ...

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Peter Macfarlane

Winter gear round-up

Finally there's some snow on the high tops. This time last year I'd already used ice axe and crampons a few times and I was starting to get worried the past few weeks. Wouldn't it be nice if the snow ...

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Walkhighlands Winter Skills Course

The unique challenges and unrivalled rewards of the winter mountains require a whole host of skills including the correct use of crampons and ice axe, and avalanche evaluation. Walkhighlands is offering a Winter Skills weekend, run by experienced and qualified ...

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