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Markus Stitz: Opening up a world of bikepacking adventures in the Highlands

02 May 2023
Markus Stitz: Opening up a world of bikepacking adventures in the Highlands

Markus Stitz: Opening up a world of bikepacking adventures in the Highlands

02 May 2023

Cycling around the world on a singlespeed bike is 'a bit niche' the German adventurer admits when he speaks to John Davidson ahead a new book launch


Parents of Marelle Sturrock 'devastated' after death of pregnant daughter

02 May 2023
Parents of Marelle Sturrock 'devastated' after death of pregnant daughter

Parents of Marelle Sturrock 'devastated' after death of pregnant daughter

02 May 2023

The family of Wick woman Marelle Sturrock, who was killed in Glasgow last week, have said they are devastated and in total shock.


Kidical Mass ride to crown safe cycling campaign

02 May 2023
Kidical Mass ride to crown safe cycling campaign

Kidical Mass ride to crown safe cycling campaign

02 May 2023

Campaigners in Inverness are hoping a Europe-wide push for safer streets will be the crowning glory as they come together this weekend.


Highland Council's e-cargo bike project gets started in Inverness

29 April 2023
Highland Council's e-cargo bike project gets started in Inverness

Highland Council's e-cargo bike project gets started in Inverness

29 April 2023

Electric cargo bikes were tested out in Inverness as part of a pilot scheme aimed at reducing carbon emissions from Highland Council's transport needs


Murder police in hunt for missing partner of Highland woman

27 April 2023
Murder police in hunt for missing partner of Highland woman

Murder police in hunt for missing partner of Highland woman

27 April 2023

Police are hunting for the missing partner of a woman from Wick after launching a murder investigation into her death.


Hundreds of lynx could roam wild in the Highlands, say charities at parliament

25 April 2023
Hundreds of lynx could roam wild in the Highlands, say charities at parliament

Hundreds of lynx could roam wild in the Highlands, say charities at parliament

25 April 2023

The Highlands could support around 400 wild lynx if the species were to be reintroduced to Scotland, an event at Holyrood will hear today.


ACTIVE OUTDOORS: Cool runnings on Caledonian Canal adventure at Inverness

24 April 2023
ACTIVE OUTDOORS: Cool runnings on Caledonian Canal adventure at Inverness

ACTIVE OUTDOORS: Cool runnings on Caledonian Canal adventure at Inverness

24 April 2023

John Davidson enjoys taking his time on a gentle family adventure and picnic on the Dochgarroch loop along the canal towpath


Loch Ness climber Richard Frere's 1938 book looks to inspire new generation

23 April 2023
Loch Ness climber Richard Frere's 1938 book looks to inspire new generation

Loch Ness climber Richard Frere's 1938 book looks to inspire new generation

23 April 2023

The daughter of an adventurous Loch Ness climbing pioneer hopes the re-publication of her late father's book can help inspire a new generation.


Merkinch charity offers girls in Inverness chance to try out bikepacking in Cairngorms

22 April 2023
Merkinch charity offers girls in Inverness chance to try out bikepacking in Cairngorms

Merkinch charity offers girls in Inverness chance to try out bikepacking in Cairngorms

22 April 2023

Girls in Inverness are being offered the chance to get to know their local area by bike – before heading to the Cairngorms for an exciting expedition.


Inverness pupils get chance to take part in schools orienteering league

19 April 2023
Inverness pupils get chance to take part in schools orienteering league

Inverness pupils get chance to take part in schools orienteering league

19 April 2023

School pupils across Inverness are being encouraged to find their way into orienteering at a series of events next month.


ACTIVE OUTDOORS: Exploring the forest paths from the new Dundreggan Rewilding Centre

17 April 2023
ACTIVE OUTDOORS: Exploring the forest paths from the new Dundreggan Rewilding Centre

ACTIVE OUTDOORS: Exploring the forest paths from the new Dundreggan Rewilding Centre

17 April 2023

John Davidson returned to the estate near Invermoriston operated by rewilding charity Trees For Life on the grand opening day


Etape Loch Ness: All you need to know ahead of the 2023 event

12 April 2023
Etape Loch Ness: All you need to know ahead of the 2023 event

Etape Loch Ness: All you need to know ahead of the 2023 event

12 April 2023

John Davidson has taken part in all but one Etape Loch Ness rides since 2014. Here, he outlines what the day is all about for riders and spectators


Family fun day at Dochgarroch as Reach4Reality celebrates 10th anniversary

09 April 2023
Family fun day at Dochgarroch as Reach4Reality celebrates 10th anniversary

Family fun day at Dochgarroch as Reach4Reality celebrates 10th anniversary

09 April 2023

A Highland charity is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a family fun day at Dochgarroch.


How could this field transform a growing corner of Inverness?

08 April 2023
How could this field transform a growing corner of Inverness?

How could this field transform a growing corner of Inverness?

08 April 2023

EXPLAINER: A community group in Inverness wants to create a "green hub" in a growing area of the city.


ACTIVE OUTDOORS: Moy hideaway is perfect escape – just ask Bonnie Prince Charlie

03 April 2023
ACTIVE OUTDOORS: Moy hideaway is perfect escape – just ask Bonnie Prince Charlie

ACTIVE OUTDOORS: Moy hideaway is perfect escape – just ask Bonnie Prince Charlie

03 April 2023

The Jacobite leader hid here before the Battle of Culloden – today this 'route of Moy' is a great spot for a family getaway, says John Davidson


Moy Estate gamekeeper stuffed sparrowhawk in bag after shooting it from sky

31 March 2023
Moy Estate gamekeeper stuffed sparrowhawk in bag after shooting it from sky

Moy Estate gamekeeper stuffed sparrowhawk in bag after shooting it from sky

31 March 2023

A gamekeeper on a Highland estate shot a sparrowhawk and stuffed it in a bag while being filmed by an RSPB Scotland investigator.


On your bike for Loch Ness Pedal Power event at Drumnadrochit

31 March 2023
On your bike for Loch Ness Pedal Power event at Drumnadrochit

On your bike for Loch Ness Pedal Power event at Drumnadrochit

31 March 2023

People are being given the chance to get to grips with biking at a free event taking place on the edge of Loch Ness.


Kidical Mass ride in Inverness wants you to 'make space for the next generation'

31 March 2023
Kidical Mass ride in Inverness wants you to 'make space for the next generation'

Kidical Mass ride in Inverness wants you to 'make space for the next generation'

31 March 2023

Campaigners will not be fooling about when they take to the streets of Inverness on Saturday to call for an improved environment


Five active adventures for families in the Highlands this Easter

30 March 2023
Five active adventures for families in the Highlands this Easter

Five active adventures for families in the Highlands this Easter

30 March 2023

The Easter holidays are coming – we asked the team behind the Wee Adventure and Wheel Adventure books to suggest their top five family activities


ACTIVE OUTDOORS: The Viking prince and the fort above Loch Ness

27 March 2023
ACTIVE OUTDOORS: The Viking prince and the fort above Loch Ness

ACTIVE OUTDOORS: The Viking prince and the fort above Loch Ness

27 March 2023

Take a leaf out of John Davidson’s book and try this hike from the local library at Drunmnadrochit to the top of a nearby hill fort


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