Travellers’ Tales

“We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.” – Jawaharial Nehru Venturing across the Minch and driving across the Highlands through Glen Shiel and Glencoe in the February may not … More Travellers’ Tales

A grand day out

It was if I’d sat in the chair after a hard days labour and nodded off to find that I’d missed the summer and it was the day of the North Uist Agricultural and Produce Show. Definitely a touch of the Rip Van Winkle! The North Uist Show marks the end of the summer events … More A grand day out

Gardener, Botanist, Citizen Scientist?

Most gardeners are good botanists and when interrogated will often reveal a profound knowledge of garden ecology and the wildlife that inhabits their garden and beyond. Many of us take part in all kinds of surveys from garden birds to butterflies and have unbeknowingly been secretly recruited as “citizen scientists”. We have all been citizen … More Gardener, Botanist, Citizen Scientist?