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.
Scouring my map for another Marilyn to tackle, I stumbled across Coiliochbhar, a 533m hill in the wilderness between Alford and Kildrummy.
A Highland mountaineer, who spent weeks searching for two friends who disappeared in the Himalayas more than 30 years ago, has spoken of his relief after their bodies were finally found.
A pioneering marine biologist whose work gained prominence in an award-winning documentary has died aged 56.
You have to have a particular kind of patience to camp out at high altitude for 15 hours straight, in a bid to film the migration of a Tibetan antelope.
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.
Some rural roads should be reduced to 40mph to make them safer for bike users, according to a leading cycling charity.
It’s a tradition that’s been around for more than 500 years.
There has been no shortage of bizarre rescue missions in the north and north-east of Scotland.
Gritters are expected to be out in force this weekend as a chilly snap from the Arctic sweeps the country.
Pioneering partnership between NHS Shetland and RSPB Scotland allows GPs to ‘prescribe’ nature to patients
A prescription of fresh air is on offer in Shetland thanks to an innovative collaboration between the health board and the RSPB.
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?
Time to turn the tide? Wildlife photographer Doug Allan on how climate change has affected the natural world
Doug Allan is one of the world’s best-known wildlife photographers and cameramen.
A decades-old spruce in the heart of Scotland’s whisky country is among the contenders to be named the Woodland Trust’s Tree of the Year.
Banchory’s Commonwealth Games bronze-medallist Robbie Simpson gives us one of his favourite local running loops
This is a short hilly loop covering the lesser-used trails around Scolty Hill and forest. It follows mostly single trails with some steep climbing and descending.
When wildflowers are presented in fictional stories, more often than not it is in a romantic vein.
Glencoe has been officially recognised as Scotland’s newest National Nature Reserve (NNR).
It’s one of the biggest and deepest bodies of water in the UK and home to a monster called Nessie, which is why thousands of tourists flock each year to visit Loch Ness near Inverness.