It was once prescribed by doctors as a cure for all manner of ailments and now it seems that wild swimming for health and enjoyment is on the rise again. Nora McElhone takes the plunge.
The hike from Clova up to Loch Brandy is strenuous but enduringly popular, thanks to the spectacular glacial scenery that awaits walkers, the high-level pool nestling in a perfectly sculpted mountain corrie.
Why is it that the promotion of diversity in our society creates such strong reactions from many?
Kingfishers are at the far north-western edge of their European range in Scotland, and as such, can suffer high mortalities in severe winters. They occur on rivers throughout Courier Country.
The cobbled streets of Dublin, kissing the Blarney Stone, Giant’s Causeway: the island of Ireland’s most popular attractions are justly celebrated.
Sunshine drew me to the coastline for a wee wander along the eastern fringes of Fife and through the wooded policies of Cambo Country House & Estate, a short drive south from St Andrews.
It is estimated that, in 2017, counterfeit sales of products reached over $1 trillion, making it the largest illegal enterprise in the world. Criminals are making big money on the back of stolen ideas and fake products that lure the consumer in with their unbelievable price-tags.
The American mink was widely kept in fur farms in the mid-20th century. Some escaped and it was first reported breeding in the wild in Britain in 1956.
Gayle and her Labrador Toby go “doggieteering” at Crombie Country Park in Angus...
The painted lady is the most widely distributed butterfly in the world, inhabiting every continent except Australia and Antarctica. It is the only butterfly ever recorded in Iceland.