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Three of a kind

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Andy McCandlish and friends take off on an overnight trip in the Cairngorms with just mountain bikes and kit trailers for company Read more ›

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Gordon Buchanan – wildlife filmmaker

Gordon Buchanan filming on Lost Land of the Volcano in Papua New Guinea

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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Sailing from the Firth of Clyde

St Hilda sailing the Clyde

Setting off from the Firth of Clyde, a gateway for exploring the nooks and crannies of the Argyll coast, Ida Maspero and family enjoy a relaxing – and educational – cruise on the elegant St Hilda Read more ›

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The Atlantic Salmon

Leaping Salmon
Photo by Keith Ringland

Wild Atlantic salmon may seem abundant in Scottish rivers, but this majestic fish faces unknown perils at sea that could threaten the composition of our salmon stocks. Ida Maspero reports Read more ›

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Walking the coast of Jura

View walking the west coast of Jura

A wild and geologically rich landscape, the west coast of Jura offers some of the most challenging walking anywhere in Scotland – particularly when the weather turns, discovers Peter Edwards Read more ›

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Mink Menace

Mink close up by John MacAvoy

A serious threat to the native wildlife of the Western Isles, the North American mink is the subject of a long-running management scheme. But those responsible for its control have a certain respect for this tenacious predator, writes Fergus MacNeill from Scottish Natural Heritage Read more ›

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Girls allowed: the rise of women-only courses

Women only outdoors courses

From map-reading to mountain biking, women-only outdoor skills courses have become increasingly popular. Fiona Russell looks at the different style of learning on offer Read more ›

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Bringing back beavers

A six-year trial project to reintroduce beavers into the wild will get underway in Argyll next spring. However, Europe’s largest rodent is thriving at several controlled sites already, writes James Carron

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Out of bounds

Skiing The Ridge by Ian Sherrington

Ski mountaineering sounds extreme, but needn’t be. Ian Sherrington from Glenmore Lodge explains how skiers can access some of Scotland’s finest backcountry Read more ›

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Mud, sweat and tears

The Mighty Deerstalker at Traquair House

(First published in Summer 2008) 

The Mighty Deerstalker in the Borders is one of several new adventure events that have sprung up around the country. Richard Rowe dons his head torch and joins the fun Read more ›

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