“Why does a salmon take a fly?” That’s the question asked by Eric Steel’s quietly beguiling documentary. Its subject is Megan Boyd, a woman from the West Highlands who became celebrated for her extraordinary skill at tying fishing flies. Boyd, whose fervent admirers included Prince Charles, died in 2001. Steel speaks to those who knew her or used her flies, and films the rugged Scottish landscapes where she lived and worked.
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Thursday 24 May 2012
After being spoilt by the Indian summer of last October, and the brief arrival of unseasonal sunshine in February, it had begun to seem as if the real thing would never arrive this year following the wettest April in years. But now those comparisons of Britain to stereotypically hot places around the world where temperatures are, for once, marginally cooler than here – the Bahamas! Hawaii! Ibiza! – can finally be brought out in force.
Sunday 13 May 2012
'We always find something to giggle about. We're like schoolgirls, but with gallows humour'
Wednesday 25 April 2012
US tycoon Donald Trump has told the Scottish Parliament that wind farms will destroy tourism.
Friday 06 April 2012
There is nothing wrong with Glaswegian men having a good cry
Tuesday 03 April 2012
Nine hillwalkers, including six teenagers, who became stranded after heavy snowfall have been rescued, police confirmed.
Tuesday 27 March 2012
Britons will enjoy another day of unseasonably warm weather after temperatures reached a new record.
Friday 16 March 2012
Showman's Wagon, Shropshire
Monday 27 February 2012
Ally McCoist, the Rangers manager, spoke of his immense pride in his players after their 4-1 victory at Inverness yesterday.
Tuesday 17 January 2012
Decision on whether turbines on the edge of Cairngorms National Park will ruin the view
Tuesday 10 January 2012
A 200-year-old family-owned store chain has been snapped up by the Co-op as part of the latest expansion at the UK's fifth biggest grocer.
Thursday 22 December 2011
Ally McCoist has urged Scott Allan to opt for Rangers over a potential move to the Barclays Premier League.
Sunday 11 December 2011
There's one train ticket that hasn't gone up – and it's worth the money. Andrew Spooner explains
Saturday 10 December 2011
A young British soldier was executed by the Taliban in Afghanistan after leaving his checkpoint to search for missing kit.
Saturday 10 December 2011
'I would like to trek up to Everest Base Camp'
Friday 09 December 2011
The single day of hurricane-force winds that battered Scotland could cost the country's economy around £100 million, business experts have warned.
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