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Reviews

Gear

Patagonia Crosstrek Fleece Review

WINTER for me is all about making sure my layers overlap without leaving any gaps before I set out. It may seem like a small point, but making sure the […]

Gear

Mountain Warehouse Winter Trek Review

FOR years I wore long johns when in the hills in winter. Then they were re-named “base layers”, which sounds much more modern. But having worn these thermal-lined Mountain Warehouse […]

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Berghaus Extrem Nunat Jacket Review

THIS down-filled jacket has been ever-present in my pack is winter. It compresses to a tiny size and weighs less than half a kilo. With a cracking cold start to […]

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EVB Sport Tights Review

HAVING signed up to run a 5K, I later discovered my regular morning jog with the dog is less than half that distance, so I’ve upped my training! I even […]

Gear

Paramo Velex Jacket Review

I LOVE Paramo. I’ve said it before – I think theirs is the only truly breathable fabric. I own the old Velez smock – my fave bit of kit – so […]

Books

Book Review: Nancy J. Hughes

Discover 300 years of influence in Found Art of the Clans Erskine and Holland 1710-1965   In 2010, Nancy J Hughes inherited artefacts which date all the way back to 1710. […]

Books

The Howlat Takes Flight!

The official launch of James Robertson’s new children’s book, The Buke of The Howlat, in Moray this week provided The Scots Mag with an excellent excuse for a jaunt to […]

Books

Out There – Book Review

  In our April issue Garry Fraser interviews Chris Townsend on his life of inspiration and adventure in the great outdoors, and here, Nick Drainey reviews Chris’s new book Out […]

Culture

Book of the Month!

Scotland: A History From Earliest Times by Alistair Moffat is top of our March Scottish Bookshelf Scotland’s history has been documented countless times. Indeed, a certain online bookseller can offer […]

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