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Birnam Hill in Perthshire. Picture: Nick Drainey

Walk of the Week: Birnam Hill, Perthshire

IN SHAKESPEARE’S Macbeth, the witches said the king would only be safe until Birnam Wood moved to Dunsinane.

Vatersay Bay. Picture: Creative Commons

Video: The 12 best beaches in Scotland video

ENJOY the beauty in our run through of Scotland’s most beloved beaches, as selected by the users of Scotsman.com’s official Facebook page.

Will Brawn, right, with Colin Macleod and the longboard he shaped in exchange for studio time. PIC: Mike Guest

Roger Cox: Bartering with surfboards

The barter economy gets a bad press – of course it does – apart from anything else, it offers an alternative to the shaky financial structures that prop up traditional media institutions like this one.

Samson's Stone, Trossachs. Picture: Nick Drainey

Walk of the week: Samson’s Stone and Dunmore Fort

THE route has been chosen and the map is packed, but sometimes a plan B is needed when setting out for a walk.

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