HIGHLAND Perthshire is one of the best places in the world to experience autumn. Known as Big Tree Country for a reason, the array of colours taken on by the leaves is stunning.
RISING above road, river and railway in the congested Pass of Brander, the rugged and complex mountain mass of Cruachan boasts two Munros: 1,126m/3,694ft Ben Cruachan itself and 998m/3,274ft Stob Diamh.
NESTLED below the Moorfoot Hills, Gladhouse Reservoir is popular with anglers – not surprisingly, given the picturesque setting, as well as a good stock of fish.
ON THE information board at the car park for The Hermitage near Dunkeld it says this spot has been a tourist attraction for 200 years, and no wonder.
FOR the last few days of August, the attention of the surfing world was focused on the coast of Southern California, as a monster swell from Hurricane Marie lit up such fabled breaks as Malibu and The Wedge.
IN June I wrote about the Dava Way, the 24-mile waymarked route between Grantown-on Spey and Forres, which follows the track bed of the old Highland Railway Company.
A WOMAN has died after she was hit on the head by a falling rock while climbing in the mountains.
SCOTLAND’S mountaineers have called on both sides in the referendum for answers about the future of the country’s wild lands and mountains.
WHETHER they come for money, or for God and glory, the Highland Games would be poorer without the international giants who love hurling our trees and rocks
THE Achray Forest is a great place. From only a short distance away it can appear like a carpet of spruce on the hillsides, a dark place where the sights and sounds of nature are blanked out.
In December 2006 an in-depth article appeared in this newspaper looking at the future prospects of the Scottish ski industry.
REACHING the grand old age of 80 is usually celebrated with a quiet family get-together – but legendary mountaineer Sir Chris Bonington decided it was time to dig out his climbing boots again.