Active Outdoors


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.

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.

Saving the best 'til last

Published: Sat 09 Sep 2017


The Gaelic translation of Moruisg is "big water" so it wasn't surprising that my feet were soaked within 15 minutes of starting the ascent up this Glen Carron Munro.

Coming back down with a crash

Published: Sat 12 Aug 2017


We'd decided to head east to get the best of the weather, but watching the showers lashing the windows of the Glenshee ski centre caf wasn't inspiring.

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