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Rocky route to success

LAMM Harris

The legendary Lowe Alpine Mountain Marathon took place on Harris this summer and Jenny Gillies was there to take part in the two-day orienteering epic

Building bridges with nature

Published: Sat 12 May 2018

Glenlivet volunteer day

Tomintoul is bathed in bright spring sunshine when I arrive at the Glenlivet Estate office. It looks like it's going to be a perfect day to spend outside on one of Crown Estate Scotland's regular volunteer days, helping out on its 23,000-hectare estate.

Winds of change in Scottish winter

Published: Sat 17 Mar 2018

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.

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