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Isla and Abbey stars of Strathmore stroll

October 14 2017

The folk of Coupar Angus proudly proclaim their town to be the ‘jewel of Strathmore’ and, setting off from the market cross in the heart of the community, I was keen to unearth some local treasures for myself.

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A foray above famous falls

September 9 2017

The Falls of Bruar are one of Highland Perthshire’s scenic gems. Hidden away among towering trees, two rustic stone bridges span a deep, rocky ravine through which the Bruar Water tumbles with, it must be said, a certain gusto.

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Power walk this short circuit

August 19 2017

Contouring round the hillside above the Perthshire river that shares its name, the Tummel Aqueduct is an impressive feat of engineering, part of an extensive hydro-electric scheme that harnesses water drawn from a vast expanse of the often-rainy Scottish Highlands.

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Military manoeuvres are on point

August 12 2017

During the two world wars, the batteries of the Forth Coastal Defences were established to protect shipping on what was a strategically important yet potentially vulnerable estuary.

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A clearing in the woods

August 5 2017

Rising from the north-east shoreline of Loch Tay, Drummond Hill is a sturdy little peak lost to forestry. Engulfed by evergreens, the regimented rows of conifers ensure views from its slopes are scant.

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Upland lochan is the perfect tipple

July 29 2017

Sculpted into craggy slopes above Glen Clova, Loch Brandy is one of the best examples of a mountain corrie loch in Scotland. A relic of the Ice Age, the glacial bowl nestles below great bluffs of stone, a spectacular reward for an arduous ascent from the valley below.