There is barely a week passes without someone telling me they don’t like cyclists.
Are we on the cusp of a calamity in our fields where the once ubiquitous animal – the hare – disappears forever?
It was the second time in as many weeks that I had spotted a brown hare in this Kinross-shire field, and this one was moving with real purpose. The reason soon became apparent because suddenly another hare, hidden in the grass, reared-up before it and there was a temporary stand-off.
It has been 30 years since I relinquished my last staff job as a newspaper journalist, looked over the cliff edge and jumped; 30 years of keeping nature’s company and trying to write down what I find there.
Exploring the great outdoors is an activity enjoyed – or, sometimes, endured – at the mercy of the elements, as anyone caught in a heavy downpour knows only too well.
The Wedding Present back to rock Dundee: all the gigs in Courier Country from Friday March 29 to April 5
Alt-rockers The Wedding Present make a long-awaited Dundee return on Thursday. The veteran noiseniks are playing Beat Generator as part of a series of gigs to mark the 30th anniversary of their 1989 sophomore album Bizarro — with frontman David Gedge braced for the unexpected.