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Building bridges with nature

Published: Sat 12 May 2018

Glenlivet volunteer day

Tomintoul is bathed in bright spring sunshine when I arrive at the Glenlivet Estate office. It looks like it's going to be a perfect day to spend outside on one of Crown Estate Scotland's regular volunteer days, helping out on its 23,000-hectare estate.

A Minigaig adventure

Published: Sat 05 May 2018

Vango tent

Perched in the entrance of the tent, I watched as a golden eagle soared majestically over the head of Glen Bruar, its wing tips glinting as the sun sank slowly behind the hills.

Etape into the quieter side of Loch Ness

Published: Sat 28 Apr 2018

South Loch Ness cycle

Thousands of people will descend on the Highlands this weekend as the Etape Loch Ness takes place early on Sunday morning. The closed-road cycling event has proven hugely popular since it began in 2014 and people travel from across the world to take part.

Events list 2018

Fort William Mountain Festival 2018

Here's our list of outdoors events happening around the Highlands, Islands and Moray in 2018.

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Leaping for joy on wander in the woods

They are known as the king of fish for good reason, and to see salmon leaping up a waterfall on the way to their spawning ground is an amazing spectacle.

Leaping for joy on wander in the woods

Building bridges with nature

Tomintoul is bathed in bright spring sunshine when I arrive at the Glenlivet Estate office. It looks like it's going to be a perfect day to spend outside on one of Crown Estate Scotland's regular volunteer days, helping out on its 23,000-hectare estate.

Building bridges with nature

A Minigaig adventure

Perched in the entrance of the tent, I watched as a golden eagle soared majestically over the head of Glen Bruar, its wing tips glinting as the sun sank slowly behind the hills.

A Minigaig adventure

Etape into the quieter side of Loch Ness

Thousands of people will descend on the Highlands this weekend as the Etape Loch Ness takes place early on Sunday morning. The closed-road cycling event has proven hugely popular since it began in 2014 and people travel from across the world to take part.

Etape into the quieter side of Loch Ness

Rambling with royalty

THE Deeside Way is one of Scotland's newest long-distance routes, running for 66 kilometres from Aberdeen to Ballater.

Rambling with royalty

A hole new approach to mountaineering

The mesmerising landscape of the north-west Highlands is nothing new to those lucky enough to live there, or near enough to visit on a regular basis. But the geology of the area is important in global terms, and the rocks here are among the oldest in the world.

A hole new approach to mountaineering

Take to the trails

At the start of the Easter holidays, John Davidson suggests some great traffic-free bike rides to get you and your family back on two wheels after a long winter

Take to the trails

 

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