“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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Sunday 25 April 2010
Amec, the FTSE 100 engineering group, is understood to have teamed-up with US nuclear giant Energy Solutions to bid for the £2.6bn clean-up of Dounreay power station in the Scottish Highlands.
Friday 23 April 2010
An industrial building by the canal on Vyner Street in London's East End is the last place you might expect to find a glimpse into a world of rural, isolated wilderness. But venture down that street you should, to spend a few moments listening to a man who lives alone in the wild, and to see the landscape of this very country as if it were totally alien – a glorious planet of fetid flora and kaleidoscopic colour. This is the first solo exhibition in a London gallery of artist Ben Rivers, an award-winning film-maker from Somerset in his late thirties, who has a long-term, almost anthropological interest in those who live in isolated locations. Inside Kate MacGarry gallery, you will find a shed-like structure built from discarded building materials: corrugated metal, old windows, garden gates and industrial waste. All surplus to requirement, unwanted and disregarded.
Thursday 01 April 2010
More than 100 rail passengers were stranded for nearly six hours overnight after their train was stuck in a snowdrift.
Tuesday 16 February 2010
A Scout Association member was killed in an avalanche on a mountainside, police said last night.
Friday 05 February 2010
Tuesday 26 January 2010
It sounds like the ideal job for a senior teacher looking for the next promotion: a headteacher's position with a £43,968 salary, working in a school with only 11 pupils. Plus, there's an annual bonus of £2,124.
Wednesday 13 January 2010
I would like to think it was the power of my reportage that made my naked rambling assignment with Steve Gough in the Scottish Highlands so memorable for so many people.
Monday 04 January 2010
A wife who went to the shops to buy a turkey for Christmas dinner still hasn't made it home after being cut off by heavy snow.
Tuesday 29 December 2009
A mystery winner is sitting on an unclaimed Lottery jackpot of more £3.6 million, it was revealed today.
Monday 21 December 2009
Lloyds Development Capital (LDC), the private equity arm of the Lloyds Banking Group, has sunk £17 million into Subocean, the Aberdeen-based renewables group.
Wednesday 16 December 2009
Sunday 06 December 2009
A woman and her two sons were killed in a car crash yesterday in the Scottish Highlands.
Friday 20 November 2009
Where are you now and what can you see?
I'm in a little rented cottage in Aberdeen. It's midday – so it'll soon be dark. I can see my laptop, and I'm about to write a lecture.
Monday 02 November 2009
Tuesday 29 September 2009
Ukip supporters are 55 or older, white and socially conservative, finds British Social Attitudes Report
Street preacher quoting from the Bible fined for calling homosexuality an 'abomination'
Woman filmed launching racist tirade against men on the Tube for speaking in 'own lingo'
The West has it totally wrong on Lee Kuan Yew
David Cameron calls Labour 'hopeless, sneering socialists' while announcing 7-day NHS plans
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