In a different field …

Over the coming weeks in the countdown to the Royal Highland Show, hundreds of children from across the country will be taken out of their classrooms – and many out of their comfort zones – to discover Scotland as they’ve never seen it before. From primary schools north, east, south and west, children will down their pencils and don welly boots to explore Scotland’s farms. And this unique opportunity is all thanks to the extraordinary work of the Royal Highland Education Trust.

Supporting rural success …

Do you know of great work being done in the countryside near you? A local business making a real difference in the community? An education or conservation project that’s improving the area? How about a great business that’s launched in the last 12 months – or someone having a positive impact on local tourism? These are just some of the categories in an awards’ programme that has launched to celebrate rural success across Scotland. 

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme 2018 – Open for Charity

Scotland’s Garden Scheme is a chance to explore Scotland’s private green spaces.  And in 2018, families, wildlife lovers, plantaholics and grow-your-own newbies are in for a treat during 2019 when over 450 gardens open to the public for Scotland’s Gardens Scheme to raise money for charity.

Grantown – a Speyside Jewel

Grantown-on-Spey, in the heart of the Cairngorms and home to the offices of the Cairngorm National Park Authority, is a town packed full of history and things to explore and discover.

Our Countryside Stars …

We have been delighted to see the outstanding work being done by those who live and work in our countryside on recent TV shows on the BBC …

Atholl Estates Winning Ways

Blair Castle and the Blair Castle Caravan Park are both ending the current season on a high having picked up two more top industry awards at the Scottish Outdoor and Leisure Awards held in Glasgow on the 29th October.

Miles better!

500? 300? 250? For those who love a drive, we’re now spoiled for choice as two new driving routes have now joined the world-renowned North Coast 500 in providing great way to explore some of the country’s most stunning, remote and often unseen countryside …

A Right Royal Drama!

Blair Castle in Highland Perthshire has released exciting details of what went on during filming of the second series of the acclaimed Victoria TV drama, which saw Episode Seven filmed in and around the Castle and estate.

Wild About Food?

Love local food? Passionate about provenance and reducing food miles? More and more people are demanding locally-sourced food and, as a result, Scotland’s leading restaurants and hotels are embracing wild food – especially game – as never before. We take a look at venison and grouse – two of Scotland’s wildest delicacies …

A dog’s life …

There are 9 dog breeds that originate in Scotland – the Bearded Collie, the Gordon Setter, the Scottish Deerhound, the Shetland Sheepdog and five terriers: Skye, Cairn, West Highland White – the Westie, the Scottish and what is one of Britain’s rarest breeds, the Dandie Dinmont,

There used to be more – the Paisley or the Clydesdale Terrier – is now extinct, and the Sleuth Hound’s past has become blurred in the mists of time. Scottish dogs have been immortalised in literature, art and film, and today, a new media is helping to spread the word to a whole new dog-loving audience …