Scottish Wildfires – the culprit!

Driving north along Loch Lomondside on Friday 25 March 2022, large portions of the hillside on Ben Lomond were blackened. Extensive areas of burning could clearly be seen on the Ptarmigan ridge, across the route of the hill path to the summit, from a wildfire earlier in the week. News reports this week also told …

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Sgurr na Banachdich

Sgurr na Banachdaich is a 965m mountain on the Cuillin Ridge, the most dramatic, precipitous, technically difficult range of mountains in Scotland. Along its 12km length there are 11 prominent mountains (munros) and a further 26 separate peaks. Almost all involve scrambling on steep and exposed terrain to reach their summits. Sgurr na Banachdaich, peak of …

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Foraging for food in Orkney and Shetland

Here are some edible plants I have been munching on up in Orkney and Shetland these past two weeks. Been guiding with About Argyll Walking holidays who run week long walking tours in the northern isles. I have to say a big thanks to Dr Carol West for teaching me so much about plants last …

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