• 26 July 2014

    IT'S not every motorcyclist who gets to go for a drink with Professor Stephen Hawking, the theoretical physicist and director of Research at the Centre for Theoretical Cosmology at the University of Cambridge, but that's where Mark Bowers found himself on his trip round the British Isles.

  • 6 July 2014

    I USED to refer to the patch of wasteland at the corner of Leith Links park as "the toilet".

  • 6 July 2014

    I am running along a hedge-lined country road and the sun is warm on my back.

  • 5 July 2014

    In the middle of the concrete, buildings, metal signage and car parks which make up Edinburgh Western General Hospital, there is an oasis where birds sing arpeggios and the air is heady with vegetation.

  • 5 July 2014

    When I first went to Cambodia the journey from the capital Phnom Penh to the temples of Angkor was a 12-hour minibus ride from hell.

  • 3 July 2014

    1 Spectacular Jousting

  • 29 June 2014

    THERE'S the man who, in lieu of spending his working day with his nose to the grindstone, spends his days in the local pub where, intrepid walkers apart, everyone is a local.