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Wildlife July 16, 2018

Puffins Are Living On The Edge

Nature’s endearing, dogged survivors are not faring so well in the face of the latest environmental threats Nothing about puffins is ordinary. Here is one coming in to land not […]

Culture July 11, 2018

Discover Sea Eagles In The East

Jim Crumley has an extraordinary encounter with a sea eagle in Fife   A narrow hill road in North Fife, the car newly stowed on a verge by a drystane […]

Culture December 11, 2017

Jay Is For January

Our nature expert Jim Crumley encounters a jay, or, as the colourful bird is described in Gaelic, a “sgreuchag-choille” – screamer of the woods   One of those half-dark-at-noon January […]

Culture April 13, 2016

A… Chaos of Swans?

When startled by a microlight or helicopter, geese and whooper swans have an unusual and dramatically different response…   Sometimes the hardest part is getting into the passenger seat from […]

Culture March 30, 2016

Herons – Dressing Down

No prizes for herons in fashion or architecture…   Herons, I once wrote, are flamingos dressed by Presbyterians. I like the image so much, here it is again. The writer’s conceit, revisiting […]

Culture March 2, 2016

Wildcat Versus Lynx

Save one from extinction or reintroduce the other? Jim Crumley asks which is easier   Finally, I saw something lying at the foot of a tree, inert as gravestones, but […]

Culture January 20, 2016

Jim Crumley | A Day In The Life…

An insight into a typical day for nature writer Jim Crumley … I am walking the line between Highland and Lowland, a ridge to the south of the Trossachs’ mountain heart. […]

Culture December 25, 2015

The Missing Lynx

As the forests of Scotland revive, Jim Crumley reckons its about time a former resident deserves a billet I once sat and watched a pair of captive lynxes for half an […]

Culture October 14, 2015

Life At The Water’s Edge

The peaceful Tay estuary is in reality a very busy place that Jim Crumley never gets tired of visiting Kingoodie at low tide on a cold afternoon of stillness and sunlight is […]

Culture September 16, 2015

Greylag Geese: Our Arctic Ambassadors

As the colours of Autumn develop in the woods and fields around us, Jim Crumley looks back at one of his most sacred memories of nature at this time of year… […]

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