Angus & The Mearns

In photos: Glamis Castle leads the way with canine cross-country

May 2 2016

Pechin’ pooches and their equally puggled owners enjoyed Glamis Castle at its springtime best in a canine craze sweeping the country. Almost 200 owners and their pets converged on Angus for a Fur Nations event pitting participant countries against each other in the first visit of the exciting sport of CaniX to the 600-year-old Angus landmark.


Take a dog to work, they said

April 23 2016

I take a dog to work this week. I know it’s not the right time. ‘Take a dog to work’ day is actually supposed to happen in June.

Man with two dogs

A woman’s best friend is a husky

April 17 2016

Last June I wrote about eight enterprising girls calling themselves Atte HUSKYteers, who set themselves a challenge to complete a six-day, 285km dog sled adventure through the Arctic wilderness, across the roof of the world.

Fiona Armstrong

Sixty is the new forty

February 3 2016

Well, ‘tis done. A new decade dawns and we have all survived the trauma. Frankly, I don’t feel any different. Nor do I think I look any older. Others may disagree, but age is truly just a number.