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ACTIVE OUTDOORS: Magic of the map is more of a pull than reindeer!

ACTIVE OUTDOORS: Magic of the map is more of a pull than reindeer!

ACTIVE OUTDOORS: Magic of the map is more of a pull than reindeer!

18 December 2023

A Christmas visit to the reindeer is bypassed for a walk through the forest, as John Davidson lets his son take over the navigating


WATCH: Runrig legend to join Skipinnish at their 25th anniversary concert in Inverness

WATCH: Runrig legend to join Skipinnish at their 25th anniversary concert in Inverness

WATCH: Runrig legend to join Skipinnish at their 25th anniversary concert in Inverness

15 December 2023

Skipinnish have announced a very special guest for their 25th anniversary concert in Inverness next summer – Runrig legend Malcolm Jones!


Warning that winter in Highland mountains leaves 'little room for error'

Warning that winter in Highland mountains leaves 'little room for error'

Warning that winter in Highland mountains leaves 'little room for error'

13 December 2023

The Highlands can be transformed in winter, but people are being warned that conditions can leave little room for error in the hills.


PICTURES: 'Considerable' investment to transform historic Belladrum building into wedding venue

PICTURES: 'Considerable' investment to transform historic Belladrum building into wedding venue

PICTURES: 'Considerable' investment to transform historic Belladrum building into wedding venue

12 December 2023

A historic vacant building known to music fest fans around the world is set for life as a wedding venue after plans at Belladrum Farm were approved.


ACTIVE OUTDOORS: Loch Ness run heads for the heart of darkness

ACTIVE OUTDOORS: Loch Ness run heads for the heart of darkness

ACTIVE OUTDOORS: Loch Ness run heads for the heart of darkness

11 December 2023

John Davidson takes to the trails on South Loch Ness-side with his headtorch as the light fades for a late afternoon winter run


ACTIVE OUTDOORS: Cuillin view is high point on walk at Plock of Kyle

ACTIVE OUTDOORS: Cuillin view is high point on walk at Plock of Kyle

ACTIVE OUTDOORS: Cuillin view is high point on walk at Plock of Kyle

04 December 2023

John Davidson spends some time at the end of the line and discovers the Plock of Kyle offers a superb vantage point to see the mighty Cuillin hills


Highland Council planners recommend approval of plan to replace Everlast gym in Inverness

Highland Council planners recommend approval of plan to replace Everlast gym in Inverness

Highland Council planners recommend approval of plan to replace Everlast gym in Inverness

04 December 2023

Objectors want Highland Council to reject the bid to turn the gym into a bowling alley but officials say their hands are tied.


British Alpinist Fay Manners hopes to be role model for young women in sport

British Alpinist Fay Manners hopes to be role model for young women in sport

British Alpinist Fay Manners hopes to be role model for young women in sport

01 December 2023

Internationally renowned UK climber Fay Manners told an audience in Aviemore that she wants to encourage young women to follow their passion for sport


ACTIVE OUTDOORS: On the high road above Glen Shiel

ACTIVE OUTDOORS: On the high road above Glen Shiel

ACTIVE OUTDOORS: On the high road above Glen Shiel

27 November 2023

A wet Munro mission in Kintail as John Davidson heads onto the South Glen Shiel Ridge with his head in the clouds


Your Highland garden can make the perfect nature reserve

Your Highland garden can make the perfect nature reserve

Your Highland garden can make the perfect nature reserve

26 November 2023

Making Space for Nature by Fiona MacLean


ACTIVE OUTDOORS: Looking into the abyss at Evanton's Black Rock Gorge and community wood

ACTIVE OUTDOORS: Looking into the abyss at Evanton's Black Rock Gorge and community wood

ACTIVE OUTDOORS: Looking into the abyss at Evanton's Black Rock Gorge and community wood

20 November 2023

John Davidson visits the community woodland in Evanton and takes a walk to visit the dramatic Black Rock Gorge


Story of city captured in latest book of Inverness Remembered

Story of city captured in latest book of Inverness Remembered

Story of city captured in latest book of Inverness Remembered

17 November 2023

Volume XIX of the ever-popular series is now available in time for Christmas – find out more here


Ready to party? Ibiza comes to Inverness

Ready to party? Ibiza comes to Inverness

Ready to party? Ibiza comes to Inverness

17 November 2023

Ministry of Sound Classical will be coming to the Highland capital as part of the Live in the City Big Top Under Canvas weekend next summer.


Highland Council aims to secure £500,000 to redevelop Whin Park at crunch meeting

Highland Council aims to secure £500,000 to redevelop Whin Park at crunch meeting

Highland Council aims to secure £500,000 to redevelop Whin Park at crunch meeting

16 November 2023

But Inverness councillors will have to decide if they give up local play park funding in favour of the £500,000 project.


PICTURES: Young culinary star wins Masterchef competition involving Highland schools

PICTURES: Young culinary star wins Masterchef competition involving Highland schools

PICTURES: Young culinary star wins Masterchef competition involving Highland schools

15 November 2023

A rising culinary star has been crowned after she won an annual Masterchef competition for secondary school pupils.


ACTIVE OUTDOORS: A bridge too far on Tomatin village walk

ACTIVE OUTDOORS: A bridge too far on Tomatin village walk

ACTIVE OUTDOORS: A bridge too far on Tomatin village walk

13 November 2023

John Davidson enjoys a peaceful autumn stroll on a loop of the village that sees some fascinating architecture as well as the wild River Findhorn


Inverness leaves visitors 'awe-struck' as it makes list of world’s 50 best places to travel to in 2024

Inverness leaves visitors 'awe-struck' as it makes list of world’s 50 best places to travel to in 2024

Inverness leaves visitors 'awe-struck' as it makes list of world’s 50 best places to travel to in 2024

08 November 2023

US travel writers describe Inverness as 'one of Scotland’s most captivating cities' that leaves visitors 'awe-struck.'


ACTIVE OUTDOORS: Bridging ancient rights of way through Tilt and Feshie glens

ACTIVE OUTDOORS: Bridging ancient rights of way through Tilt and Feshie glens

ACTIVE OUTDOORS: Bridging ancient rights of way through Tilt and Feshie glens

06 November 2023

John Davidson heads back in time to re-live a challenging mountain bike route through the Cairngorms


Deacon Blue and Sugababes to headline Belladrum 2024

Deacon Blue and Sugababes to headline Belladrum 2024

Deacon Blue and Sugababes to headline Belladrum 2024

03 November 2023

The first wave of acts have been named for the 20th anniversary celebrations of Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival.


Inspirational Highland chef steps back from heat of kitchen after almost 60 years

Inspirational Highland chef steps back from heat of kitchen after almost 60 years

Inspirational Highland chef steps back from heat of kitchen after almost 60 years

02 November 2023

A Highland chef who has worked in top restaurants around the world and rubbed shoulders with the famous is retiring at 75.


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