Review: The Atlantic Hotel, Jersey

‘I could move here.’ We’ve all said it. You’re on holiday, drinking in the sun’s rays and (most likely) a cold one from the local brewery. And whether it’s the unfamiliar warmth from the skies kissing your cheek, the undeniably impressive views, or the rich abundance of fruits de mer on offer, you’re suddenly dreaming…

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Glenalmond College: Scottish boarding & day school for boys & girls hosts open day

Glenalmond College is a unique place of education. Its ability to balance a broad academic, personal and challenging curriculum whilst maintaining a warm, close-knit community, is unmatched. Families choose us because of the opportunities we offer; the very best academic education, an extensive range of sports and activities outside the classroom, our inspirational 300 acre-site…

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Latest exhibition at Scottish Ornithologists’ Club

The Scottish Ornithologists’ Club (SOC) has announced a new exhibition. Flight Paths, linocuts and sculptures inspired by wildlife, will be held at Waterston House in Aberlady from 27 September – 12 November. The joint exhibition presents linocuts by Babs Pease and John Hatton alongside sculptures by Helen Denerley.  All three artists take their inspiration from…

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Wemyss Bay is top of the stops

Wemyss Bay is top of the stops after being crowned the UK’s best-loved station. The station emerged victorious in the Rail Delivery Group’s World Cup of Stations 2023. Station staff, volunteers, train operators and customers embraced the competition, with more than 70,000 votes cast throughout the week.  During the 16 head-to-head battles, the 48 stations…

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Record breaking £6,000 raised for SSAFA

A record breaking £6,000 has been raised for Armed Forces charity SSAFA. The incredible sum was raised at the charity’s annual Borders clay shoot at Bisley Braidwood in Selkirk. Twenty-one teams took part in the clay shoot, all in aid of a good cause. A gun from one team, Lieutenant General (Ret’d) John Cooper, said:…

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Which birds are missing from your area?

THERE are 73 million fewer birds in the UK than there were back in 1970, according to figures released by the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) to mark today’s International Dawn Chorus Day. Almost 30 million house sparrows, 20 million starlings, four million skylarks, two million blackbirds, and one million chaffinches have vanished from the…

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Blackcaps pick UK over Mediterranean for winter

SOME Scots might be heading to the Mediterranean for its winter sunshine, but more and more blackcaps are doing the opposite. Historically, blackcaps have bred in the UK and then returned to the Mediterranean during the winter. Now, scientists have discovered that a growing number of the robin-sized birds are not only staying in the…

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The Machrie

The Machrie: On the twelfth day of Christmas my true love gave to me… the gift of golf Nestled in the dunes of a pristine seven-mile beach on the Hebridean island of Islay lies The Machrie, a modern, relaxed hotel with a world-class golf links, where the finest Scottish produce and warmest of welcomes await.…

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Westlands Country Park

Westlands Country Park: On the second day of Christmas my true love gave to me… the gift of shooting Westlands Country Park sits in almost 100 acres of secluded grounds, specialising in clay pigeon shooting and fly fishing. Its state-of-the-art lodges are available to hire and buy, all with their very own hot tub. The…

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