Features rss

Scotlands best backcountry skiers take on Lawers of Gravity. Picture: Roger Cox

Scotland’s best backcountry skiers take on Lawers of Gravity

Heavy snow is falling on the slopes of Meall nan Tarmachan, on the north shore of Loch Tay.

The Pineapple, Airth near Falkirk. Picture: Nick Drainey

Walk of the week: The Pineapple near Falkirk

THE Pineapple is one of Scotland’s best known follies. It was built in 1761 for John Murray, the fourth Earl of Dunmore, as a garden retreat and now attracts visitors year round.

Danny MacAskill promotes The Fort William UCI Mountain Bike World Cup (6-7 June) by jumping over Highland cows. Picture: Hemedia

Stunt cyclist Danny MacAskill jumps over cows video

STUNT biker Danny MacAskill has completed his latest challenge, swapping the mountains of Skye for Highland cattle.

West Sands, St Andrews

Walk of the Week: St Andrews

THIS summer The Open returns to St Andrews and the world of golf will descend on the picturesque Fife town. Before the mayhem (good mayhem) descends, you can get your own walking experience of the venue, as well as a touch of cinematic glamour.

Glencorse reservoir, Pentlands. Picture: Nick Drainey

Walk of the week: Three hills in the Pentlands

THE Pentlands are on Edinburgh’s doorstep, everyone knows that.

A still from Andrew O'Donnell's 'Wild Scotland' film. Picture: YouTube

Wild Scotland shown off in beautiful new film

AN extended montage of wildlife scenery shot entirely in Scotland and made up of clips that “didn’t make the cut” have been put together to spectacular effect.

Scottish skier Murray Buchan

Roger Cox: No rest for skier Murray Buchan

For most of us, the Winter Olympics is something that happens once every four years, usually on the telly; for serious athletes like Edinburgh skier Murray Buchan, however, the games never really go away, the end of one training and qualification cycle leading almost directly into the start of the next.

Kenmore Hill. Picture: Nick Drainey

Walk of the week: Kenmore Hill, Loch Tay

KENMORE Hill, or Creag an Fhùdair, provides fantastic views over Loch Tay and up towards Ben Lawers and the other Munros that surround the mountain.

A still from drone footage captured over Cramond. Picture: Screengrab

Drone captures stunning Cramond scenery video

CRAMOND’S stunning scenery has been captured like never before in new footage put together by film-makers Walid Salhab and Michael Grant.

Beinn Dorain, Bridge of Orchy. Picture: Nick Drainey

Walk of the week: Beinn Dorain, Bridge of Orchy

WINTER snow has remained high on the mountains of Scotland, and on a sunny morning last week the drive from Killin to Crianlarich was akin to being in the Alps in springtime.

Water Of May, Forteviot. Picture: Geograph.co.uk

Walk of the week: The Water Of May, Forteviot

ON a day when Rhona, Jimbo and I had but the afternoon free, a 6-mile stroll round the wooded glen of the Water of May gave us a sheltered escape from the stormy weather.

  • weather-icon Cloudy 1°C / 9°C
  • Edinburgh 5-day weather forecast

    CloseX

    Monday 27 Apr

    Cloudy

    Temp

    High 9°c

    Low 1°c

    Wind

    From South west

    Speed 14 mph

    Tuesday 28 Apr

    Light showers

    Temp

    High 9°c

    Low 3°c

    Wind

    From West

    Speed 18 mph

    Wednesday 29 Apr

    Cloudy

    Temp

    High 8°c

    Low 2°c

    Wind

    From West

    Speed 11 mph

    Thursday 30 Apr

    Sunny spells

    Temp

    High 11°c

    Low 1°c

    Wind

    From North

    Speed 11 mph

    Friday 1 May

    Cloudy

    Temp

    High 10°c

    Low 3°c

    Wind

    From North east

    Speed 9 mph