A walk of two halves on Arran

He may not have seen a geological wonder, but Don Currie did get up close and personal with an unwelcoming raptor. Allow me to share with you a walk of…

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Cycling on the Isle of Islay

Neil Braidwood takes to the slow lane as he pedals around the island of Islay. The Isle of Islay is known as the Queen of the Hebrides. Devilishly difficult to…

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Mirror Indicate

Successful Kickstarter campaign brought this innovative cycling gadget to life. Cycling can be dangerous, especially in cities and towns. Inadequate cycling lanes mean that cyclists are exposed to motorised traffic,…

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Merrell Moab FST 2 GTX Boots

Lightweight, waterproof mid boots for a day on the hill – or longer. Gone are the days of breaking in a new pair of hiking boots. Innovative materials and flexible…

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Vaude Roccia Gauntlet Gloves

Feature rich and perfect for snow and high altitude conditions The quality of these gauntlet-style gloves is brilliant. Leather fingers and palms, plenty of padding, a carabiner to keep them…

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Teko Compression Socks

Not just for pregnant women and old people, compression socks are popular in the sporting world too, finds Neil Braidwood. Compression socks are a common sight at many runs these…

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Lake District Break

Neil Braidwood returns to the Lakes and rediscovers old haunts. I have mixed memories of the Lake District. My dad used to take us there on holidays when I was…

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Climbing in Torridon with Hostelling Scotland

A guided walking break is a great way to explore our more challenging hills, finds Don Currie. There’s really no such thing as the typical hillwalker – but if there…

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