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Species of the month - red deer

The roar of red deer stags across a Highland glen is one of the most evocative sounds of a Scottish autumn. For many of us who take to the hills at this time of year, hearing that wild sound and perhaps seeing the outlines of a herd silhouetted against a far horizon makes our day on the hill seem complete; the quintessential Scottish wildlife experience, seemingly timeless and eternal. 573 more words

Species Of The Month

Filming in Islay (and Jura)

I had a great time in Islay this year – my bi-annual (?) visit with friends and family.
One of the things we tried to achieve was filming tasting notes (for a sample club) outside every distillery. 56 more words


Random acts of kindness

Today was our best day yet. Not just because we broke out our mountain bikes and rode into the countryside to see snow-covered alps, rushing rivers, covered bridges, and goats wearing bells, but mainly because of the kindness so many strangers showered on us. 610 more words


Weekend News Wrap

Inspections escalate to fight flavescence dorée

This last week has seen armies of inspectors, including regional vineyard technicians and representatives of grower groups, touring the vineyards of France looking for signs of the deadly flavescence disease. 275 more words