Last light on the mountains

Wilderness therapy benefits troubled teens, but what about parents? – Andrew Russell

It’s amazing what time in the wilderness can do. When we first met A, she was nervous, suspicious and clearly intent on ­keeping us at arm’s length. She’d come to us as part of our Venture Mòr Wilderness Therapy programme – offered to young people who are ­having trouble engaging with or accessing mainstream services and who want to make sense of what’s going on for them emotionally.

Culzean Castle from Croy Shore, South Ayrshire.'Picture Credit : Paul Tomkins

The best food and drink experiences in Ayrshire

Famous for being the birthplace of Rabbie Burns, Robert the Bruce and Johnnie Walker Whisky, Ayrshire is now making a name for itself as the place to go for some of the country’s best food and drink experiences and producers.

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If you're launching your own food and drink venture, you need to keep your cool to successfully secure funding in a sector that's generating plenty of heat, says Matthew Allan of chartered accountants and business advisors AAB.
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