I always put my hat and gloves in the same handy place whenever I get home, on a shelf near the front door.
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.
“Hiya!” Oh it’s such a small word. Such a simple word. So easy to utter.
A student from Bristol has died after falling 500 feet on Ben Nevis.
A memorial trust set up in tribute to a north-east teacher killed in a car crash has revealed the latest community groups to benefit.
At 7am the fog was rolling in over the farms, so I rushed up my local hill to watch the sunrise. I spent a sublime two hours up above the fog watching the beautiful lightshow unfold.
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.
“So……what’s your favourite walk in all of Scotland?”
A 60 million-year-old meteor strike site is to be protected by security glass after it was plundered by thieves.
The Cairngorms National Park is to become the new home of BBC Two's Winterwatch, Springwatch and Autumnwatch next year.
Unmistakable twinges of envy can be detected on the ruffled faces of friends and family after informing them that you are off for a break at Stobo Castle.
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.
A stretch of industrial estate has been identified as the “missing link” in one of the city’s popular cycle paths.
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.
In 2014 I was in the Cairngorms and walking a track near Loch Etchachan, the highest loch of its size and one of the more remote ones in Scotland, when something white caught my eye in the otherwise brown landscape.
Construction has started on a new section of a walking and cycle path in a north-east town.
There has been no shortage of bizarre rescue missions in the north and north-east of Scotland.
National park bosses will have the ultimate say on an expansion of one of the north-east’s most popular walking and cycling routes.
Autumn is an enchanting time across Scotland; the leaves turn from luscious green to rich red, gold and fiery orange, there is no better time to explore the country’s vast woodland in the crisp air before curling up in front of a crackling fire with a wee dram or a warming hot chocolate.
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.
After a recent trip to London with delays at check-in, security and the frustration of waiting 30 minutes at Heathrow to get off the aircraft, my wife and I decided our next break would be closer to home.
When wildflowers are presented in fictional stories, more often than not it is in a romantic vein.
Last month I found myself reading two children’s books, pondering which of the two I’d rather read to a group of toddlers who would soon be learning about ‘critters in litter’ (wee beasties in the undergrowth). One was about a badger and one was about a worm.
The continuing lure of the North Coast 500 (NC500) road trip route and an influx of visitors from China has boosted business for tourist accommodation providers in the Highlands, according to a number of operators.
My first river cruise was pretty well perfect, even if the vessel, a converted working barge, was somewhat basic. The captain was also barman and tour guide, his girlfriend was the waitress and made the beds, and the chef doubled as boatman.
Every summer from mid-May through until mid-September, more than 60 Highland games are held under the auspices of the Scottish Highland Games Association. These games are spread the length and breadth of the country as well as the Western Isles, and take place almost every Saturday and Sunday as well as midweek during the height of the season.
It began as a small, three-day festival promoting a handful of organised walks, but eight years on, The Moray Walking and Outdoor Festival is regarded as one of Scotland’s premier outdoor activity festivals.
Picturesque forest walks are great.
Given the weather we’ve had throughout March, you’d be forgiven for thinking winter was here to stay for the long haul.
These stunning photos show the cotton candy-like formation of 'hair ice' captured by an eagled-eye walker.
Work to transform a flood-affected Deeside glen, which acts as a gateway to the Cairngorms, has led to the reopening of an important structure.