â€˜This is a sport for all ages and all levels of fitness â€™ – Kari GillespieÂ and friendsÂ try out Stand Up Paddle Boarding SUP on a Perthshire LochÂ
â€˜A huge fridge with 400 tonnes and 445 square metres of ice wall designed to replicate winter climbingâ€™ – The Ice Wall at KinlochlevenÂ impresses David McMurray
â€˜The endless views across the cliffs to the sea beyond were a great rewardâ€™ -Â Ross McCafferty and Jack Bulmer head out along the Skye TrailÂ
â€˜There are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographsâ€™ – Â Said Ansel Adams, SO looks at the winners of the Scottish Nature Photographer of the Year 2016Â
â€˜Where to go first’ – Fiona Russell explores the wide variety of activities that East, West and Midlothian have to offer the outdoors enthusiast
As always we’d like to extend our gratitude to everyone who’s had a hand in making this issue – the writers, photographers, those who’ve inspired us with their ideas and those who have taken the time to answer our questions (even the daft ones). We couldn’t do it without you.