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Winds of change in Scottish winter

Speyside Carron

It's strange to be writing about this run while in the Mediterranean sun, thousands of miles away from a Scotland that is firmly in the grip of winter.

Going for gold

Published: Sat 24 Feb 2018

Lecht Winter Games

It's not every day you get the opportunity to be trained by an Olympic standard coach. I just hoped Alex Standen, a former GB skier and currently team coach, had got over the disappointment of just missing out on going to PyeongChang to help the British team and instead having to watch me struggle my way around a short course in Scotland.

Tackling icy run on a wing and a prayer

Published: Sat 17 Feb 2018

Glen Feshie run

It's always a good start to a run when even the car park boasts its own attractions. If you go through the gate on the opposite side of the road to the start of this route and peek round the trees you can see the island which is home to an osprey nest.

Olympic effort shines light on winter sports

Published: Sat 03 Feb 2018

Glenmore skiing

When Kristina comes up with a plan, you always know you're going to be in for an epic. So when the phone rang at quarter past seven in the morning, I just knew it was going to be one of those days.

Ready for a new year of adventures

Published: Sat 30 Dec 2017

2017 in pictures

Running up and down hills, cycling along country lanes, mountain biking on exhilarating off-road trails, taking a walk in the magnificent Highland scenery or climbing a mountain - we've covered it all in Active Outdoors this year.

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