Scottish Highlands

Preventing a customer experience nightmare this Christmas

All eyes are on delivery this year, as consumers leave Christmas shopping until last minute – thanks to the convenience and immediacy of ecommerce – …

eCommerce

Britain's cold snap continues as schools stay shut for second day

Temperatures plummet to -13C in Shropshire as UK suffers coldest night of the year with roads and railways affected<p>Hundreds of schools in England and Wales are to stay closed for a second day after the coldest night of the year in a cold snap that continues to cause disruption.<p>Temperatures dropped …

Weather

8 Awesome Fishing Trips Around the World

Whether you’re an expert angler or a fair-weather fishing fan, a fishing trip is a great way to relax along the water with friends or family -- …

Fishing

Taking to the slopes: UK is second biggest EU exporter of skis

December 11, 2017<p>Majestic as the Scottish highlands may be, Britain is not known for being one of Europe’s premier skiing destinations.<p>That has not …

UK News

What Do the Royals Do For New Year's Eve?

We all know that a royal Christmas is made up of church services, black-die dinners, and gag gifts, but when the formalities and traditions are over, how do the various members of the family choose to ring in the New Year? Some of them are on a plane faster than you can say "passports, please," …

Royal Family

Iceland Travel Tips: The 10 Things You Need to Know before your trip

Iceland is one of my favourite places in the world! It is breathtakingly beautiful and features jaw-dropping scenery. A large part of its beauty and …

Iceland

As Britain’s birdlife takes flight, skies of my youth are changing for ever

Birds that were once rare visitors to Britain are becoming a regular sight in England, but in Scotland, Arctic species are likely to vanish<p>Even though almost half a century has passed, I can still recall in vivid detail the events of a hot, sunny afternoon in August 1970. My mother and I were …

Environment

Dogs enjoying snow is our favourite thing about winter

<b>Temperatures have plummeted and even just walking to the bus stop feels like a surprisingly cold walk to hell.</b><p>Although winter weather is inarguably …

Scotland

Gliding: The joy of being in complete harmony with the environment

© DC Thomson<p>Sign up to our <b>Daily</b> newsletter<p><b>Michael Alexander</b> speaks to lifelong glider pilot Santiago Cervantes about his passion for taking to the …

DC Thomson

This is the last time it snowed properly in Birmingham

The last time Birmingham received a dumping of 'proper snow' was back in the winter of 2010 when the city experienced 11 snowy days leading up to …

Weather

The Scottish Highlands: The Bazaar Travel Guide

This year Scotland was named the most beautiful country in the world. Yes, this small heathery country that forms the upper part of the UK beat picturesque idylls like Mauritius, Italy and Indonesia to come top on the Rough Guides chart.<p>It’s a title some might have been surprised about, but not for …

Scotland

'The Crown': Behind the scenes of Claire Foy’s ‘out of body’ experience in Season 2

INVERNESS, Scotland – At the entrance to the Ardverikie Estate in Scotland, they’re awaiting the arrival of The Queen.<p>A pipe-and-drum marching band in tartan kilts is on hand to "pipe her in," but the 100 or so assembled extras in heavy coats and Mary Jane shoes — as well as the film crew and video …

Award Shows

What is the BBC Good Food Wine Club?

Welcome to the BBC Good Food Wine Club. In partnership with Laithwaite’s, we’re offering discounts on exclusively curated cases of wine, chosen by …

Great-value Christmas turkey box

Take the hassle out of your festive food shopping with this fantastic selection from Hook‘N’Block<p><i>Looking for a cheap Christmas turkey with all the</i> …

Shopping

Blogger Network featured post: Galloway hot tenting by Mark Waring | The Great Outdoors

6th December 2017<p><b>Today on the Blogger Network, TGO contributor Mark Waring takes his hot tent to the Galloway hills</b><p>Mark Waring goes on grand …

Backpacking

The 100+ Best Holiday Gifts of 2017

Under $250<p>Best Gifts Under: $25 | $50 | $100 | $250 | $500 | $500+<p>KitchenAid Cold Brew Coffee Maker<p>This machine makes the whole process of making …

Shopping

New book is a picture perfect look at superstar Guy Martin's career

Guy Martin first burst into the view of my lens on a sunny spring day in 2003. Racing in the beginner's class at the Cookstown 100, it was the …

News (Ireland)

GFG Alliance's Simec bags Scottish hydropower company Green Highland Renewables in green energy push

GFG Alliance's energy unit Simec has ramped up its green power push with an agreement to buy hydropower specialist Green Highland Renewables (GHR) …

Renewable Energy

Liberty Steel plans big new expansion of its steel and energy businesses

The company that owns Newport steel works is about to announce a major investment in renewable energy sources according to reports.<p>The investment …

Renewable Energy

Jumpseat: Groundhog Day Intermission

The 1993 movie <i>Groundhog Day</i> is an American classic. The film has become synonymous with routine and repetition. Recalling the final scene, Bill …

Flying

Tarptent Scarp 1: Tested & Reviewed

The Scarp is a twin walled, single hooped, one person tent, well one person plus, which is designed for 4 season use. Tarptent say" The Scarp 1 is a …

Scotland

Albums of the week: U2, Van Morrison, Pete Tong and Miguel

<b>U2 – Songs of Experience</b><p>An album by U2 entitled Songs of Experience sounds like a recipe for some prime Bono sermonising. Actually, the companion …

Van Morrison

Former provost's anger as horror movie 'influenced' by horrific Angus head-on-beach murder 're-emerges'

© Supplied<p>Sign up to our <b>Daily</b> newsletter<p>A former Angus provost has launched a stinging attack on the makers of a horror film said to be “influenced” …

UK News

Sometimes even an easy hill can be a challenge.

Ryvoan Pass from the ascent of Meall a'Bhuachaille<p>The first day of December turned out to be the last day of the recent cold spell. By the end of the …

Camping

Exploring the Great Spirits of Britain

<i>The world is wide, and we want to see (and eat) all of it. We've partnered with VisitBritain to take a closer look at the foods, producers, restaurants, and regions that make Great Britain a top destination for food-loving travelers.</i><p>We cocktail-loving Americans owe a debt of gratitude to our …

Liquor

John Lasseter and Beyond: How Does Pixar Get Out of This Mess?

<i>(Welcome to The Disney Discourse, a recurring feature where Josh Spiegel discusses the latest in Disney news. He goes deep on everything from the</i> …

Animation

A Perfect Snowy Winter Day

View across lower Coire Ruadh<p>As the storms moved south and the weather in the Highlands calmed down I went up into the hills to see what the last …

Skiing

Avengers: Infinity War filming locations stretched all the way from New York to Edinburgh

The trailer of <i>Avengers: Infinity War</i>, the latest instalment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, just hit the Internet—and broke it before we could say …

Superheroes

Review: Black Mirror (PS4)

Before Charlie Brooker came onto the scene, Black Mirror was more commonly known as a series of point-and-click adventure games released on the PC in …

PlayStation

First community-owned distillery opens in Scotland

Scotland's first community-owned distillery in Dingwall will open today – St Andrews Day – with its construction and production funded by 3,000 …

Scotland