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Battle of Culloden

Today is Easter Sunday but it is also April 16 and in 1746, at Culloden, a terrible battle was fought. The Scots lost their right to wear tartan and almost 2000 men died within 40 minutes! 120 more words

6 days, 5 munros and 3 bothies

Me, my son Magnus and my friend Jim – the ‘Milanese Munro-bagger’ (more on that in a future blog) – set off on the 2nd of January with the objective of bagging five munros in the West Highlands over six days, staying in three bothies (Kinbreak, Sourlies and Barrisdale). 896 more words

Scotland

Revealed: Meeting with PM over new A-League team

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Sport

Inverie on the Knoydart Peninsula

No prizes for guessing that deer are important to the economy of this area. Their turds are the size of wedding cakes and, in common with sheep, they would rather drop them on the tarmacked road than anywhere in the other thousands of acres at their disposal. 286 more words

Walking

Re-live: More bunker blues as Manly hang on

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Sport

Sketches from Scotland

Joel and I recently returned from spending 3 weeks in Scotland. We saw many castles, mazes, big houses, puffins, weird and awesome landscapes, glens, highlands, rode horses, experienced volatile weather and rain. 229 more words

Chantal Bennett

Les Belges du Bout du Monde

Not long ago, at 3 am on a Sunday morning, after a drunken but delicious dinner party, my husband realises he has a Facebook message from a Facebook friend.   359 more words

Belgium