Book lovers can go back to nature as part of a special literary event in St Andrews next week.
From time to time I am asked how come I seem to see so much wildlife.
If one swallow doesn’t make a summer perhaps five house martins swooping in dazzling aerobatics in the sky above us was a good omen. It was the Doyenne who saw them first and they were welcome arrivals.
Perthshire plays a leading role in the opening programme of a new nature series, Highlands – Scotland’s Wild Heart.
Standing in the diminishing light of dusk by an avenue of pines, I see the woodcock heading towards me, skimming low over the treetops on flickering owl-like wings and uttering strange croaks and intermittent hissy chirps.
Blair Atholl is the centre for a series of events which are taking place during the Cairngorms Nature Festival.
Delving into the history of mountain and hill landmarks can sometimes throw up more questions than answers. One curiosity that piqued my interest is the conspicuous cairn atop St Arnold’s Seat, a hill in the Braes of Angus.
A group of Perth College UHI Adventure Club students headed down to the Scottish Borders for a weekend course in bushcraft and wilderness living skills.