“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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Wednesday 04 May 2011
Heathland fires were still raging across parts of the Scottish Highlands, Ireland and England yesterday after an extended dry spell.
Tuesday 03 May 2011
Heathland fires were still raging across parts of the Scottish Highlands, Ireland and north west England today after the record-breaking dry spell.
Tuesday 26 April 2011
Britain's millions of hayfever sufferers have a new helping hand: the Met Office has introduced daily pollen forecasts on its website.
Saturday 16 April 2011
The Celtic manager Neil Lennon has a near full squad to choose from for the Scottish Cup semi-final against Aberdeen tomorrow.
Sunday 10 April 2011
Sunday 13 March 2011
Between 15cm and 25cm of snow is predicted over the weekend in the Highlands, after much of Scotland and Northern Ireland were blanketed by snow yesterday.
Tuesday 08 March 2011
The bodies of a husband and wife have been found in the bedroom of their home by police.
Saturday 26 February 2011
To many Scots, "The Northern Lights of Old Aberdeen" is a popular traditional song by Mary Webb – the sort of thing your Uncle Jimmy might sing after too many wee drams at Hogmanay, writes Victoria Summerley.
Saturday 05 February 2011
The waves came crashing in on Blackpool yesterday as high winds gusted across northern Britain.
Monday 31 January 2011
Aberdeen have been foiled in their attempts to sign Blackburn midfielder Jason Lowe.
Friday 21 January 2011
Rescuers have called off a search which was launched amid fears that a ferry passenger had fallen into the sea.
Saturday 01 January 2011
The past month was Britain's coldest December for 120 years, meteorologists said yesterday.
Friday 31 December 2010
The past month was Britain's coldest December for 120 years, meteorologists said today.
Friday 17 December 2010
Britain ground to a halt today as the big freeze returned, throwing early getaway plans into jeopardy and threatening to leave homes without heating or presents at Christmas.
Saturday 11 December 2010
Craig Brown admits that he is being a "bit selfish" in quitting Motherwell for a "better job" at Aberdeen but defended his right to change his mind.
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