Wildlife photographer Andy Howard gets up close and personal to the mysterious mountain hare in his new book.
Graeme Pallister, chef patron of 63 Tay Street in Perth, recalls happy childhood days in the Blairgowrie berry fields and suggests ways to make the most of strawberries...
Although seen as relatively new, gravel riding actually harks back to the creation of the bicycle. In those days the bicycle offered an opportunity to seek new adventures and horizons on unsurfaced roads and tracks. However, for modern-day riders their experience of cycling may only extend as far as mountain biking and road cycling – gravel bikes offer the best of both worlds.
I’m kicking myself for not watching the recent series of MasterChef: The Professionals. Although it did mean that I experienced finalist Dean Banks’s new venture, Haar, without expectation or preconception. And, after meeting Dean, the concept makes perfect sense. Riding the tide of MasterChef success, everything about Haar is fresh-faced and brimming with his contagious enthusiasm.
Rachel, husband Chris and brother-in-law Andrew run Ballintaggart Farm and the Grandtully Hotel in Perthshire
As a kid my fascination for cycling grew with every passing day, but it was a time when information was at a premium and hard to find. There was no cycling coverage on TV.
A wee bit of Dundee history today, courtesy of auctioneers Bonham’s.
I’ve never been a big fan of chips when eating out. They always seem to be either too soggy, too undercooked or overcooked, too oily, too burnt or any combination of all the above.
I am going down in the world. It may never happen but, later today, after I have given this column to the butler to post, I am off to view a basement flat.
It’s easy to take place-names for granted – in fact they speak volumes about our history, geography and language. Caroline Lindsay finds out more.