Outdoors/Leisure

  • 21 September 2014

    I AM not cool - as my use of the word "cool" possibly indicates.

  • 20 September 2014

    There are many reasons to travel - perhaps to escape, to search for romance, sometimes to satisfy curiosity.

  • 20 September 2014

    When it comes to dogged tenacity and determination, cyclist Charline Joiner has it in spades.

  • 14 September 2014

    It took 18 months for the scars on Adam Walker's belly to fade after he was stung off Hawaii by a Portuguese man'o'war.

  • 13 September 2014

    Perthshire will be a-buzz with golf fanatics as the Ryder Cup soon descends on Gleneagles, but the area has much to offer those less than absorbed by the sport, including a two-hour trip through its heart, from Auchterarder through Pitlochry and Blair Atholl.

  • 13 September 2014

    We drive through the headstone-studded battlefields of France towards the sunny south, to the stunning region of the Dordogne with its lazy rivers, fairy-tale castles and golden fields of tobacco and maize, a burnished chequerboard gracing the banks of the River Vezere and the yawning coils of the River Dordogne.

  • 31 August 2014

    IT is only after about an hour of cutting dulse off the rocks and kelp it clings to that I realise the other harvesters around me are snacking on it.

  • 31 August 2014

    I am standing on the lush green of an immaculate golf course.

  • 30 August 2014

    What does it mean to be in a city of culture?