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A frozen Loch Insh with the Feshie Hills behind


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Posted on 5th April, 2019

Lambing Snows

It is the beginning of April and, here in the Cairngorms, the beginning of lambing. Everyone up here knows about the notorious ‘lambing snows’: that …

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Posted on 29th March, 2019

The Nature Writer & The Big Surprise

…M. I’ve had ‘Mervyn’ before, every variation of ‘Mary’ and even ‘Melon’. (I kid you not.) But never sported a beard. Evidently a much-loved accessory …

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Posted on 22nd March, 2019

The Cairngorms Lyric is Born

Atop the cnoc, the moon is new And scooping swifts adorn The inky blue. Catriona

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Posted on 15th March, 2019

Well Met at The London Book Fair

…making. ‘Match-maker, match-maker, make me a maaaaaatch…’ If not to tart yourself around the trading floor, then, why go to London Book Fair? Lots of …

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Posted on 8th March, 2019

Destination Unknown

…bouncing in, others saying that this was a huge step. It can be a challenge to get baby-sitting, to make the time, to believe in …

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Posted on 1st March, 2019

Doggy Don’t

…favour – ‘crap’, ‘poo’, ‘pucky’ – just don’t cut it because they don’t carry the requisite degree of disgust. And disgust is the word, folks. …

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Posted on 22nd February, 2019


…of the World. One child returned with these words on his paper: To see, to hear, to touch, to taste, to smell, to move, to …

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Posted on 14th February, 2019


…road – can you believe it? Why? Why do people do it?” “Laziness,” I suggest. “Some people just don’t care and can’t be bothered.” The …

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Glen Feshie Cairngorms Merryn Glover

Posted on 8th February, 2019

The Guide

“I don’t believe it!” Duncan cries, peering through his binoculars (or ‘bins’, as he calls them. I’m learning the lingo.) “Is that them?” Who? What? …

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