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Looking Back on 2017 – April, May & June

Continuing on from yesterday… April April was a month of highs and lows. I went heather burning for the first time (…an experience all of its own). I dragged my brother out to the hill to survey aspens and badgers; and I attended the… Continue Reading “Looking Back on 2017 – April, May & June”

Looking back on 2017 – January, February & March

In the spirit of originality, I thought I’d do a wee review and look back over the best bits of 2017 in the days leading up to the New Year… It’s been a interesting, varied, and challenging year. It’s cliche to say it, but… Continue Reading “Looking back on 2017 – January, February & March”

Stalking the Scottish Savanna

The Scottish Highlands have their own unique cold. I’m insistent of this fact, despite my colleague’s protestation that “Cold is cold.” Having just had the chance to sit in the Alps at -16, and the Highlands at 1 degrees Celsius, I can confirm the… Continue Reading “Stalking the Scottish Savanna”

Land of the Magyar

My first jaunt of 2017 was south and east, to Hungary, and afterwards, north west to Austria. Travel plans first formed when I worked with a great group of Hungarians early in 2016. Every year the hotel they work at closes and they can head back… Continue Reading “Land of the Magyar”

High Nature Value Farming in Durness

I wrote this piece on High Nature Value farming in August 2013. It was originally written to go in The Northern Times but never went to print. I did it for the RSPB hence the emphasis on them. You can find further information on the High Nature Value Farming website.… Continue Reading “High Nature Value Farming in Durness”

Young Crofters 20:20 Gathering 2015 (Pt.1)

Right, I should have got my act together literally months ago and written about this after it happened, however, hindsight is a wonderful thing and I’m writing about it now so we’re all good. I’ve split this summary into three separate posts. Back in… Continue Reading “Young Crofters 20:20 Gathering 2015 (Pt.1)”

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