Blog Archives

Swimming, open waters, kayaking, canoeing, surfing

Scotland in autumn – time to go surfing

Winter surfer in Scotland. Photograph: Graham Robertson / Flickr

Winter surfer in Scotland. Photograph: Graham Robertson / Flickr

Summer might be warmer but it’s the chillier months that offer the best conditions for Scottish surfers. Read more ›

More from Scotland Outdoors


Tags: , ,

Swim stars on their way

bute-main

Legends of the growing open water world are on their way to the Isle of Bute. Don Currie went there to find out more. Read more ›

More from Scotland Outdoors


Tags: , ,

Open water swimming in Glasgow city centre

DCIM100GOPRO

Open water swimming in the heart of Glasgow? What a brilliant idea! Read more ›

More from Scotland Outdoors


Tags: , ,

Along the Great Glen by canoe

DSCF5398-tweaked-web

Paddle power is a great way to enjoy a Highland voyage on river, loch and canal, Don Currie finds. Read more ›

More from Scotland Outdoors


Tags: , ,

Racing the Artemis Great Kindrochit Quadrathlon

Kindrochit Quadrathon Weekend, Loch Tay

Photographs: Marc Turner

After many months of training and worries about the Artemis Great Kindrochit Quadrathlon, I took it on and loved it. Read more ›

More from Scotland Outdoors


Tags: , , , ,

Star quality at openwater swimming’s new Lagoon

Keri-Anne Payne at The Helix - Photo: Ian MacNicol

Keri-Anne Payne tests the water with triathletes in the Lagoon at the Helix in Falkirk. Photograph: Ian MacNicol

International athlete Keri-Anne Payne urges swimmers to ‘come and try’ her sport. Read more ›

More from Scotland Outdoors


Tags: , , ,

My quadrathlon fears loom large

noname-13-600x450

Eights weeks to go – and I am suddenly feeling anxious Read more ›

More from Scotland Outdoors


Tags: , ,

The world warms to open water swimming

Colleen Blair at Loch Lomond for the public launch of the Global Open Water Swimming Conference, to take place on Bute in September - Photo: Sally Cuthbert

Colleen Blair at Loch Lomond for the public launch of the Global Open Water Swimming Conference, to take place on Bute in September – Photo: Sally Cuthbert

Hardy enthusiasts from all over the world expected in Firth of Clyde as sport continues to grow Read more ›

More from Scotland Outdoors


Tags: , ,

Fastest Great Glen paddle

Great Glen Paddle Map

A kayaker has smashed the record for the quickest Great Glen paddle. Read more ›

More from Scotland Outdoors


Tags: , , ,

New paddle festival for Scotland

festRockhopper Arisaig Skerries.jpg

Arisaig Skerries. Pic credit: Rockhopper Sea Kayaking

Fabulous Scottish kayaking and canoeing will be celebrated at the new Celtic Paddle Festival Read more ›

More from Scotland Outdoors


Tags: , , , , ,

Adventure on the Tay

All sit-on-top kayak trip pictures by Mark French

Adventure-seeking journalists brave the waves on their sit-on-top kayaks. Picture: Mark French

A kayak trip for Don Currie turns into a festival fact-finding mission Read more ›

More from Scotland Outdoors


Tags: , ,

Guide to new Scottish kayak routes

Sea Kayaking on the North & East Coast of Scotland

Paddler’s book reveals 45 great kayak voyages on the north and east coasts Read more ›

More from Scotland Outdoors


Tags: ,

Cart

Current issue

Scotland Outdoors issue 39

Subscription plans

Upcoming Events

Sat 16

Parkrun

December 16 @ 9:30 am
Jan 01

The Stoats Loony Dook

1 January, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Jan 01

New Year’s Day Dook

1 January, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
Jan 01

The Stoats Loony Dook

1 January, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Get our e-news