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DISCOVERING KNOYDART: SCOTLAND’S LAST TRUE WILDERNESS

  Knoydart is a very special place. A peninsula on the west coast of Scotland accessed only by boat, it has all the feelings of a remote Scottish island. Staying in the village of Inverie, I went there recently to

ACCESSING THE PAST ON ORKNEY

I have been lucky enough to visit Orkney lately and I had a really interesting time. My trip was to carry out detailed research. Funded by the John Muir Trust Des Rubens and Bill Wallace Grant, I went to Orkney

HILLWALKING, AND SOME OF THE DIFFICULTIES I ENCOUNTER

  Background As you ┬ámay know by now, I am very attached to the Scottish Mountains and love walking in them. It does, of course bring its own set of challenges for me. UK Hillwalking magazine kindly agreed to publish

Arrival on Harris and the Joy of the rain

By the time I stopped and it had dawned on me that I had probably gone too far and didn’t really know where I was, I was soaked to the skin and really starting to get cold. The rain had