Maggie Ritchie

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Latest articles from Maggie Ritchie

The long and spellbinding road through Scotland’s treasure islands

THE Western Isles attracts more than 200,000 visitors a year, many of them eager to see the ancient stone circle at Callanish and the white sands and turquoise sea of Luskentyre beach, named one of the best in the world. But there is so much more to this archipelago, as travel writer Brigid Benson reveals in her new book, Hebridean Journey, which uncovers the secret treasures of the Outer Hebrides.

Maggie Ritchie: I don’t care what I wear and you shouldn’t either

I attempted, as we are urged to by many a lifestyle magazine and TV programme, to declutter my wardrobe this week but only succeeded in getting rid of one tired shirt. As I took down the hangers and looked at each item of clothing they stubbornly refused to “spark joy” as recommended by the Japanese neat freak Marie Kondo. I couldn’t get rid of them all so put everything back and shut the door.

Stroke patients 'being short changed'

STROKE patients with speech problems are being short changed by the current system and are not receiving nearly enough therapy, according to a Scots academic.