The three of us met at Hazlehead Park for a leisurely coffee before deciding what this week’s adventure was to be.
Driving around an unfamiliar area with two dogs in the car trying to find a suitable place to walk isn’t easy.
Explore the outdoors: Be inspired by the connection between history and landscape on the Braes of Glenlivet
I love the limitless variety of the Cairngorms, and the way the inextricable links between history and landscape can enhance a day’s walk.
If you want to appreciate the beautiful beaches of Orkney and enjoy the thrill of a cliff-top walk, this route could well be for you.
An audio experience has been created to accompany a walk around Wester Ross' stunning Inverewe Gardens.
Having found that the majority of country buses take bikes, I decided this time to get the bus out to Crathes for my onward journey to Ballater.
An extremely rare seabird has raised its chick on the Isle of May this summer – with conservationists claiming it is a clear sign their policies are working.
The Deeside Way is great when training for a longer run as you can get plenty of easy miles on the flat, even surface, giving you the confidence you’ll be able to tackle your forthcoming 10K, half marathon or any other distance.
Ballater has become a bit of a cycling hub with two bicycle shops (both hiring bikes), some good routes radiating out of it and some great coffee shops.
Glen Coe has an extraordinary atmosphere.
The cobbled streets of Dublin, kissing the Blarney Stone, Giant’s Causeway: the island of Ireland’s most popular attractions are justly celebrated.
I paused at the apex of the steep arch of Sluggan bridge, gazing into the waters below, and taking in the tranquillity of my surroundings.
Saddling up for cycling equality: One woman’s journey from an oil and gas career to a 3,500km cycle in France
Lucy Ritchie has joined an international team of female cyclists in a bid to raise awareness about inequality in the sport. She told Ellie House why the Tour de France must start accepting women competitors
For some, the promise of 18 holes is enough to entice them anywhere. But what if you need to convince your loved ones to come with you to golfing paradise?
Hidden up in the rugged and rural north, the Braemar Mountain Rescue Team are as much a part of the landscape as the rocky crags they protect. Philippa Gerrard was allowed through the snow gates for a closer look at life on the hill
Have you ever wondered who maintains the parks and gardens of the Granite City? Philippa Gerrard put on her wellies and found out
Fresh out of school, 16-year-old Danny Shand was all set for life behind a desk.
Bees and other pollinating bugs play a vital role in our ecosystems, as a third of all consumed food is dependent on them.
Splashing through puddles as sideways-falling rain crept slowly into my hood, it’s fair to say it took me a while to fall in love with the West Highland Way.
Have you heard of Pitfichie?
As a dozen giant rubber ducks prepare to race down the River Dee, here’s everything you need to know about the Ballater Duck Festival
England has a Yorkshire Pudding boat race, Wales has an Elvis carnival and Scotland has… a Duck Festival? Philippa Gerrard found out more about one of the more unusual events taking place in the north-east this summer.
Whatever your views of Munro bagging, it’s a fact that anyone who climbs all 282 will have come to know Scotland in a way that wouldn’t be possible otherwise.
If recent bank holidays have left you dreaming of your next getaway, one of these glamping holidays in Scotland might be just the escape from normality you’re looking for!
Until fairly recently I had been unaware of the Novar Estate which sits on the outskirts of Alness in Easter Ross.
With one dog nursing a poorly leg, I took the opportunity to take my fitter and somewhat more obedient spaniel for a long walk.
It’s great when things you think are familiar surprise you, and this run from Aberlour following the western, far bank of the Spey is one of them.
This weekend, bikes will be creating a buzz in the Highland capital as more than 5,600 cyclists, along with an army of passionate spectators, enjoy the excitement of Etape Loch Ness.
Looking for something to do with the family this Easter? Susan Welsh makes a few suggestions...
Hillwalker and author Jack P Harland shares a challenging route which takes in three Munros: Carn Liath, Braigh Coire Chruinn-bhalgain and Carn nan Gabhar
Thanks to the Caledonian Canal, you can journey from the shadow of Scotland’s highest peak, Ben Nevis, to the shores of the nation’s most famous stretch of water, Loch Ness... And you don’t even need a barge.
With better weather arriving and the clocks changing to British Summer Time then it's a great opportunity to focus on outdoor pursuits, especially if you love golf and the camaraderie of playing a round with friends or simply indulging your passion to improve your handicap on some of Scotland's finest golf courses.
Despite us having a collection of exceptional photographers based in multiple Scottish regions, our readers continue to boast their very own picture taking skills. And with such picturesque scenery and an abundance of iconic landmarks around us, it’s certainly hard not to. Here’s a glimpse of our favourite pictures captured in the past week.
Thousands descend on Burghead year in, year out to celebrate its fiery New Year tradition - and this year was certainly no exception.