Active Outdoors


Make way for walkers

John O'Groats Trail

Striking coastal scenery, beautiful hills and cleared villages - something that has made parts of the Highlands hugely popular with visitors.

Leaping for joy on wander in the woods

Published: Sat 19 May 2018

Rogie Falls

They are known as the king of fish for good reason, and to see salmon leaping up a waterfall on the way to their spawning ground is an amazing spectacle.

Rambling with royalty

Published: Sat 14 Apr 2018

Deeside Way

THE Deeside Way is one of Scotland's newest long-distance routes, running for 66 kilometres from Aberdeen to Ballater.

Coastal highlights by the stackful

Published: Sat 24 Mar 2018

Staxigoe Ackergill walk

IT wasn't yet 7am and already I'd seen two things that lifted the spirits: first the sun rising into an almost cloudless March sky, then a farm sign bearing the message "walkers welcome" in bold letters.

Eskers and kettle holes

Published: Sat 03 Mar 2018


THE last ice age is reckoned to have ended in Scotland around 14,000 years ago. It was responsible for sculpting the landscape, with giant glaciers gouging out glens, transporting and depositing rock debris.

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