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Something to grouse about

Creag Ruadh

You have to feel sorry for red grouse. They're nurtured from young birds on managed grouse moors, then just when they think life is dandy and everything on the moor is rosy, they're blasted out of the sky!

A noisy welcome to peaceful hills

Published: Sat 11 Nov 2017

Strathconon Corbetts

Roaring stags greet us as we trample our way up the sodden hillside, already looking forward to the sanctity of the ridge above. We can hear them but, for now, their exact whereabouts remains a mystery.

Getting into the spirit

Published: Sat 04 Nov 2017

Dramathon 2017

The water of life has never been so well earned, as Jenny Gillies discovered on her first endurance race

Never hurry de Moray

Published: Sat 28 Oct 2017

Avoch Ormond Hill

ANDREW de Moray was a towering figure in Scottish history, so it seems fitting that his memorial should rise high above the surrounding Black Isle landscape.

Cheerleading on hold for Mamores climb

Published: Sat 21 Oct 2017

Stob Ban

I WAS heading to Fort William to support friends racing, but as the event started in the afternoon I figured I had time to get in a run of my own before my presence to provide encouragement was required.

Events list 2017

The summit view from remote A' Mhaighdean in the Fisherfield forest, Ross-shire

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Something to grouse about

You have to feel sorry for red grouse. They're nurtured from young birds on managed grouse moors, then just when they think life is dandy and everything on the moor is rosy, they're blasted out of the sky!

Something to grouse about

A noisy welcome to peaceful hills

Roaring stags greet us as we trample our way up the sodden hillside, already looking forward to the sanctity of the ridge above. We can hear them but, for now, their exact whereabouts remains a mystery.

A noisy welcome to peaceful hills

Getting into the spirit

The water of life has never been so well earned, as Jenny Gillies discovered on her first endurance race

Getting into the spirit

Never hurry de Moray

ANDREW de Moray was a towering figure in Scottish history, so it seems fitting that his memorial should rise high above the surrounding Black Isle landscape.

Never hurry de Moray

Cheerleading on hold for Mamores climb

I WAS heading to Fort William to support friends racing, but as the event started in the afternoon I figured I had time to get in a run of my own before my presence to provide encouragement was required.

Cheerleading on hold for Mamores climb

Whisky country offers the perfect round

THE bonnie purple heather is at its best from late summer into autumn and there was acres of it on this great ride around the Cromdale hills.

Whisky country offers the perfect round

Back to take the Glencoe Marathon test

Just getting to the start line seemed like an achievement for me in this year's Glencoe Marathon, an epic trail run over the pass of Glencoe over into the foothills of Ben Nevis.

Back to take the Glencoe Marathon test

Remote route makes for an exciting ride

Bikepacking from Inverness to Ullapool, John Davidson concludes his coast-to-coast mountain bike trip, taking up the tale after an overnight stop at the remote Glen Beag bothy

Remote route makes for an exciting ride

 

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