Category Archives: Wildlife

There’s nothing dry about these fishy tales and fascinating facts

There’s nothing dry about these fishy tales and fascinating facts

 A fisherman has brought together a fascinating collection of stories from fishing on the Dee and Spey. Iain Ogden has written his second book, Great Salmon Rods of the Dee & Spey, which has recently been released and is limited to 500 signed copies. In over forty years of regularly casting a line over theContinue Reading

In praise of pines

Even though Scots pines are an integral part of an unspoilt landscape, we are largely unaware of the pressing need to protect them Though it is earth forces, Ice Ages, time and tide that have largely honed Scotland as we know it today, for centuries man has had a great influence on the landscape, andContinue Reading

Island black gold

The Aberdeen Angus has made itself at home on Orkney Some find it hard to believe that probably one of the finest beef producing areas of the British Isles is Orkney. Windswept and with few trees, these islands, only 17 miles from the Scottish mainland’s northernmost tip, are indeed home to superb beef animals. ThoughContinue Reading