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Winds of change in Scottish winter

Speyside Carron

It's strange to be writing about this run while in the Mediterranean sun, thousands of miles away from a Scotland that is firmly in the grip of winter.

Making the white choice

Published: Sat 10 Mar 2018

Bynack More

Tentacles of interconnected ice crystals reach out from every point on each frozen rock, desperately clinging on in any sanctuary that offers even a hint of shelter in this wind-blasted landscape.

Eskers and kettle holes

Published: Sat 03 Mar 2018


THE last ice age is reckoned to have ended in Scotland around 14,000 years ago. It was responsible for sculpting the landscape, with giant glaciers gouging out glens, transporting and depositing rock debris.