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Piste Plans for Lowther Hills Ski Club. Picture: submitted

Ski slope to open in Scottish borders

In December 2006 an in-depth article appeared in this newspaper looking at the future prospects of the Scottish ski industry.

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Sir Chris Bonington, right, with fellow climber Leo Houlding before tackling the iconic 449ft pillar of stone. Picture: Berghaus

Old Man on Hoy – Sir Chris, 80, scales sea stack video

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.

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The Fairy Pools on Skye

The best wild swimming spots in Scotland

OUTDOOR swimming is a passion held in the British Isles by a dwindling number, who eschew the swimming baths for an experience once enjoyed widely in pre-war Britain.

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Linn of Quoich, in upper Deeside. Picture: Contributed

Walk of the Week: Linn of Quoich, Upper Deeside

THE silence to be found amid a Caledonian pine forest is one (of a great many) reasons to visit the Highlands. On a summer’s day when the birdsong and the flow of the river are the only background sounds, it can be a magical sensation – stand still and close your eyes to make it more intense.

A dry slope at Glencoe will offer all-year round skiing. Picture: Allan Milligan

Glencoe resort set to build dry ski slope

The oldest winter sports resort in Scotland is planning to offer all-year-round skiing with proposal for a dry slope.

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Lochan Spling. Picture: Nick Drainey

Walk of the week: Lochan Spling, Aberfoyle

LOCHAN Spling is one of those funny locations that is nothing spectacular or dramatic, but still gives a feeling of being special. Tucked away in the forest near Aberfoyle, it is a tranquil place.

The Corryvreckan Whirlpool. Picture: Phil Wilkinson

Teenager to swim across Corryvreckan whirlpool

A SCOTTISH swimmer is aiming to become the youngest person to swim across the world’s third largest whirlpool.

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