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People June 26, 2015

Tom Weir | Back To The Hostels

In June, 1976, Tom Weir, a lover of bothys and wild camping, had a change of heart about Youth Hostels. After their warm welcome on a few wild and dreich […]

People June 15, 2015

Mission To… Langholm?

Neil Armstrong delivered one of the most famous sentences in history 47 years ago… but it seems that the first man on the Moon was almost lost for words the […]

People June 8, 2015

Scottish Wine Wizard of Oz

Australians are serious about their wine. Scots are pretty serious about Australian wine too, but as we’re warming a winter night with a Margaret River Merlot or enjoying a glass […]

People June 3, 2015

Tom Weir | Stravaiging The Tops

Stravaig is a great Scots word. You can occasionally hear landowners use it negatively to refer to the “stravaigers” who trample through their fields, but for most – and certainly […]

People June 3, 2015

From Tom’s Archives . . .

Tom Weir was a world-renowned adventurer, climber, broadcaster, and naturalist – and it was our privilege to have his column in the magazine for over 50 years. To celebrate the […]

People June 1, 2015

Karen Matheson | The Golden Voice

Few singers can list Sudan, Iraq and the Brazilian rainforests as performing venues, but few singers are like Karen Matheson. Lead singer with Capercaillie, whose travels have taken in such […]

People May 27, 2015

Simply Hike Finalist!

One of our contributors has been selected for the final of this year’s Simply Hike Blogger Awards Keith Fergus, whose feature on Dams to Darnley is in this month’s issue, […]

People May 15, 2015

Tom Weir | Songs of Mingulay

December is perhaps not the best time of year to visit Scotland’s islands, but Tom Weir was never one to turn down an adventure! Here is the report he wrote […]

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