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Adam Walker – swimmer

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We spoke to this incredible athlete for our Mar/Apr 2016 edition of the magazine. Here’s a taster, plus some of the answers we couldn’t fit in. Read more ›

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Finlay Wild – Hill Runner

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We spoke to this determined athlete for our Jan/Feb 2016 edition of the magazine. Here’s a taster, plus some of the answers we couldn’t fit in. Read more ›

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Graeme Obree – cyclist

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The Scottish cycling hero gave us a great interview for our July-August issue. So great that there was a lot of fascinating stuff we couldn’t squeeze in. Here it is. Read more ›

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Katy Winton, mountain bike racer, answers our questions

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This rising star of the sport, who features in the Outdoor Passions section of our May-June issue, gave us so many great answers that we couldn’t squeeze them all in. Here are the ones that didn’t make it. Read more ›

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World Class

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Acclaimed mountain biker Lee Craigie is a serious contender at this year’s Commonwealth Games.
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Bothy repair season approaches

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Shenavall bothy is one of those due to close for a short period

Work parties are planned at mountain shelters Read more ›

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Lewis beats Greeks in ‘best island’ poll

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Orkney and Mull also make TripAdvisor website’s European top 10 Read more ›

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Gordon Buchanan – wildlife filmmaker

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Raised on the Isle of Mull, Gordon Buchanan is a highly-respected filmmaker and, more recently, has also become known as a presenter thanks to the success of series such as Autumnwatch and Lost Land of the Volcano. Richard Rowe catches up with him between trips Read more ›

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Robert Macfarlane – Writer

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All of us respond to the landscape around us in our own personal way – nobody more so than Robert Macfarlane, who brings history, science, art and emotion to bear on the evidence of his senses and comes up with something wholly original Read more ›

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Lesley Riddoch – Journalist and broadcaster

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Columnist and former BBC broadcaster Lesley Riddoch is also an adventurous cyclist with strong opinions on urban Scots’ isolation from nature, as she reveals here Read more ›

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John Aitchison – wildlife filmmaker

After a 20-year career filming around the world with the likes of Sir David Attenborough, and with two BAFTAs and an Emmy under his belt, Argyll-based John Aitchison remains in awe of the wild beauty on his doorstep. Ida Maspero finds out more. Read more ›

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Neil MacGrain – freeski coach and photographer

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Combining a coaching career developing Scotland’s promising young freeskiers with his own photography business, the affable Neil MacGrain reckons that, in the end, it’s all about working with people. Read more ›

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