When I was eight years old, I was sent to boarding school near Dunkeld from my home in Ardnamurchan.
The Great Outdoors
The afternoon sunlight had a quality. Here and there it shone directly on to the trunks of the trees, or through the slowly-thinning canopies of hundreds of oaks and their sporadic underlings, the rowans and the hollies.
Dumfries and Galloway is the third largest region in Scotland, but one of the most sparsely populated areas in Europe.
The great outdoors: Don’t forget the smaller hills, they are our bread and butter and are fantastic for training
Living in northern Fife, any journey down to the south or west in the Central Belt sees us passing beneath the looming bulk of the Ochils.
As a teenager I took a friend to the Lake District in an attempt to convert him to the joys of hillwalking.
Part of the compact cluster of Munros and Corbetts known as the Arrochar Alps, Beinn Narnain is a hugely popular hill.
An oasis that celebrates power of nature: Couple’s vision to create a truly inspirational wildlife reserve
Only a few miles outside Forfar, on a 40-hectare (100-acre) site, lies an astounding wildlife oasis.
I was supposed to be looking for golden eagles. That’s why I go to the glen in the first place. That’s why I have always gone there, several times a year and for nearer 40 years than 30 now.
There may be only 15 miles between Aberfoyle and Callander in the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park but this Great Scottish Journey includes the magnificent Duke’s Pass.
A thrilling Munro that will Steall your heart: Classic Devil’s Ridge hike is unrelenting but rewarding
A massive lump of a mountain that rises from the valley floor to form the southern wall of Glen Nevis, Sgurr a’ Mhaim dominates the western view of the Mamores when approached from Fort William.
The great outdoors: Wander from Arthur’s Seat to the historic town that’s been fought over through the ages
This Great Scottish Journey is not, strictly speaking, all Scottish as it strays across the border into England and Northumberland to finish at the lovely town of Berwick-upon-Tweed.