The re-introduction of Lynx into the wild; President Donald Trump’s policies on National Parks and how a local lass became a consultant herbalist for the cult TV series, Outlander, are just some topics being discussed at the Belladrum Verb Garden on Friday.
What’s more frighting, coming face to face with a snow leopard or a leopard seal? How do you get close to the biggest fish in the sea and can your eyeballs freeze when the temperature drops to minus 50C?
Ben Wyvis is a bonnie mountain but when there’s snow lying on it – as there is now – it looks spectacular.
It is not every day an opportunity arises to buy a home in one of the world’s last great wilderness areas.
Next year’s Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival will be out of this world as it takes on a sci-fi theme, it has been revealed.
Step inside this beautifully situated eco home in an outstanding location close to the coastline and with magnificent views over the Western Isles and Torridons, writes Susan Welsh.
Skye is not just for tourists, according to property consultancy, Galbraith.
If you dream of waking to the sound of crashing waves and breakfasting on your veranda while enjoying views across sand dunes, then this eco-chalet may be ideal for you.
Malcolm Macdonald’s father had been harbouring a dark secret for years. One he chose to share with his son when he was 10. The secret was that his father, also called Malcolm Macdonald, had drowned in the Iolaire tragedy, one of the darkest days in Britain’s naval wartime history.
Enjoy a family day out at the Highland Wildlife Park.
Renowned traveller and TV presenter Michael Palin described the Inverness to Kyle line as one of the most beautiful railway journeys in the world.
From the outside, Guisachan, a detached house which sits within the Culloden Moor conservation area, looks very much like a traditional Scottish country house.
You could say the first time Richard and Tanya Wilson met was electrifying. Some 22 years ago, they were next door neighbours in Cambridge, but hadn’t met.
Female gamekeeper from Dornoch is beating the boys at their own game, and wants other women to follow suit
If you believe in popular stereotypes, then you may believe the life of a gamekeeper is an unusual choice for a woman.
Looking for something to do with the family this Easter? Susan Welsh makes a few suggestions...
Moonrakers’ views to a thrill: A house in an idyllic location with views of an iconic Highland castle
Urquhart Castle, which sits proudly on the shores of Loch Ness, is one of Scotland’s most iconic buildings.
An offer to experience Gleneagles, even for one night, is not something you want to turn down.
With Scotland proving to be a top destination for UK staycationers, Susan Welsh takes a closer look at some of the attractions on offer across the country likely to tempt curious tourists.
The combination of loch-side views, spectacular nature shows and luxurious canvas cottages make a visit to the Glampotel at Dundas Castle a magical experience, writes Susan Welsh
Some 60 years ago, a group of ordinary working people set out to change the world, or, at the very least, let fellow Scots know how they felt about the then current political and social situation the country was in.
Challenges don’t come much more daunting than building an eco-friendly house from the foundations up, but for construction enthusiasts Geoff and Louise Cooper, it was a labour of love. The innovative couple hand-built every aspect of their home, Willow House, from scratch, doing everything from laying energy-efficient, wood-pellet fired, under-floor heating to installing solar thermal panels on the roof. Their eco-friendly focus has paid off as the four-bedroom property can be heated for as little as £350 a year. The property also qualifies for an RHI payment which amounts to close to £2,500 per annum, making it free to run as this covers heating, lighting and council tax costs. What was a piece of empty land has been transformed into a stunning, oak-framed detached property, which would make an ideal family home. It’s currently on the market with Bell Ingram at offers over £315,000. With the Coopers both working full-time jobs, the hard graft was undertaken in their spare time and the challenging, but ultimately rewarding, project was completed in five years. Having only previously dabbled in modest renovations on small properties, traditional oak carpenter Geoff, and his wife Louise, sought a much greater and more demanding project when they took on the task of creating a unique energy-efficient home. Louise said: “Every decision we made was with the view of making the house as economically friendly as possible. We know from our experience of living in the area just how expensive running, and especially heating, a property can be so we set ourselves the goal of seeing just how low we could cut those costs. All our efforts have paid off, as the house can be heated for as little as £350 a year. “I can’t deny it was a gruelling task, but the whole project was great fun and the house is looking fantastic. Unfortunately, we are having to move away from the area and have therefore chosen to put Willow House on the market.”
Around two years ago I wrote about looking forward to the opening of Tulloch Homes’ new Culzean showhome at the Greenfields Development in Slackbuie, Inverness.
They’ve been having a whale of a time in Fortrose recently.
Last week we reported how the Inverness and Highland property market has been pretty lively of late, but it’s not the only area in the north of Scotland that’s flourishing.
After the roaring success of Designosaur last year, Dynamic Earth is bringing the prehistoric world back into the digital age for this month’s half-term school holidays.
It’s appropriate that Scottish music legend Midge Ure has chosen to kick off his latest UK tour in Inverness, for the city helped shape his career and taught him how to cope with life on the road.
It wasn't quite the storm forecasters had predicted (is it ever?), but it felt pretty chilly as we made our way along Church Street in Inverness to The Ivy Bar and Kitchen.
Inverness has been identified as one of the top 10 places to raise a family in Britain.
When cold winter winds are howling, it’s a thought to step outside and walk the dog.
In what seems like a very short time, Tornagrain has gone from being an idea on a developer’s plan to a very real and pretty new village
A little over two years ago, history was made when the first showhome at the new town of Tornagrain, on the eastern outskirts of Inverness, opened its doors to welcome in prospective buyers.
By the end of this year, Aberdeen Art Gallery the Cowdray Hall and Remembrance Hall buildings should be open following a major £30million redevelopment.
Hardy perennial Jim McColl is hanging up his gardening boots.