“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 02 December 2010
Irish youngster Richie Towell has told Celtic manager Neil Lennon that he has plenty more to offer after the player made his competitive debut for the club at the weekend. And the 19-year-old has urged Lennon to have faith in him as he bids to cement his place in the team in the weeks and months ahead.
Tuesday 23 November 2010
The Free Church of Scotland is to be sued in South America after two Peruvian boys died in a car crash on a trip to the Highlands organised by the church.
Thursday 11 November 2010
Rangers captain David Weir has called for a positive response to his side's shock defeat to Hibernian as they prepare to face Aberdeen this weekend.
Monday 08 November 2010
Early snowfall and high winds brought disruption to parts of the UK today, affecting roads and ferry services.
Saturday 30 October 2010
Steven Whittaker insists there is no chance of Rangers being distracted by next week's Champions League game in Valencia and risk blowing their 100 per cent Premier League record when they face Inverness today.
Friday 22 October 2010
A British man had an ear, two fingers and three toes cut off after being kidnapped in Portugal and tortured for 13 days over an alleged debt.
Sunday 12 September 2010
Nevis Gow, the 15-year-old narrator of this dark novel, has spent 11 years living in a van with his father Marshall, a frustrated writer. The squalid existence has left him damaged: in the absence of any other contact, Nevis developed an obsession with – and, later, an erotic fixation on – his dad.
Sunday 22 August 2010
Friday 20 August 2010
Sunday 15 August 2010
Saturday 24 July 2010
Saturday 17 July 2010
Dangers are few and far between in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland: getting rained on is an obvious one, getting stuck in the middle of nowhere on the Sabbath is another, or perhaps, if you're really unlucky, a spot of light cattle rustling by a rival clan. And there's Culicoides impunctatus – or the midge, as it's more commonly known – a tiny flying creature that is savage and merciless in the extreme and hunts in huge packs.
Monday 31 May 2010
Thursday 20 May 2010
Britain basked in sunshine today, enjoying the hottest day of the year so far, and temperatures are set to rise even further.
Tuesday 18 May 2010
Temperatures in the week ahead are likely to soar to up to 10 degrees above the average for this time of year, a forecaster said today.
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