Here at Active Outdoors we aim to bring you inspiring stories of our own adventures to help you get out and discover the north of Scotland for yourself.
Our features appear every week in the Strathspey & Badenoch Herald, Inverness Courier, Ross-shire Journal, Northern Scot, John O’Groat Journal and Northern Times.
We also publish a twice-yearly free magazine, with a print circulation of 75,000.
Active Outdoors began as a monthly column in the Inverness Courier when John Davidson - by day a sub-editor for the newspaper group Scottish Provincial Press - suggested the idea to the editor.
The column began in May 2008 and since then it has grown in popularity, becoming a weekly feature in April 2010 with either a walking route, cycling route, mountain walk or special feature.
This is when Peter Evans, a former editor of TGO and Climber magazines, joined the team when he moved north from Dollar and made it his mission to finish his round of the Munros (which he was already well on the way to doing!).
Peter ‘compleated’ his Munros in June 2012, climbing Sgurr na Sgine in Kintail.
In November 2011 Active Outdoors expanded and now appears weekly in the six local newspapers across the Highlands and Moray. It still contains a great regular piece on a walking, cycling or mountain route or a special feature along with a selection of photographs.
We hope to continue bringing Active Outdoors to you for many years to come!