“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 23 August 2009
As part of VisitScotland’s Autumn Moments Campaign, you and a companion are invited to escape to a world of lavish indulgence with a 2-night stay at the 5-gold star Inverlochy Castle. This country house hotel is nestled at the foothills of Ben Nevis and amidst the glens and lochs of the West Highlands and the elegant surroundings and atmosphere of the hotel will allow you to enjoy an array of Scotland’s finest scenery. With stunning mountain backdrops and an abundance of Scottish wildlife on your doorstep, this fabulous prize offers you the chance to take in a kaleidoscope of seasonal tones, which appear in Scotland as autumn takes hold.
Friday 21 August 2009
In the wake of the French Revolution, a curious and headstrong Scottish doctor fought a gruelling battle of his own against tradition and authority. Firmly rooted in historical events, Rebecca Abrams's engrossing novel tells how Dr Alec Gordon struggled to understand and overcome the epidemic of "childbed fever" that cut a mortal swathe through the mothers of Aberdeen in the early 1790s.
Monday 17 August 2009
A pub which achieved global fame for its role in a cult film has been sold after lying empty for two years, it was confirmed today.
Saturday 25 July 2009
Saturday 13 June 2009
Wednesday 03 June 2009
It has already been dubbed the café at the end of the universe – confirmation, as if it were needed, that the British will go to any lengths for a decent cup of tea.
Tuesday 28 April 2009
A police investigation was launched yesterday into the death of a Golden Eagle.
Saturday 18 April 2009
Crash investigators yesterday ordered "urgent" inspections on helicopter gearboxes following the North Sea disaster that claimed 16 lives earlier this month.
Wednesday 01 April 2009
Thursday 12 March 2009
Tuesday 17 February 2009
Some 371 people are to lose their jobs as the closure of a giant paper mill was announced today.
Thursday 05 February 2009
Two hillwalkers missing overnight in mountains in snowy weather were found alive by rescuers today. The men were plucked to safety by a helicopter whose crew spotted them in Strath Nethy Valley in the Cairngorms, in Scotland.
Saturday 24 January 2009
Winger Jamie Smith is Aberdeen's only absentee as they take on Rangers at Pittodrie today seeking an Old Firm double after beating Celtic last Sunday.
Saturday 03 January 2009
At this time of year, when the tinsel is being taken down and the return to work looms, many of us start dreaming about summer holidays.
Saturday 20 December 2008
EU referendum: David Cameron's rules are a 'democratic disgrace', says French-born Scottish politician set to be denied a vote
British tourists complain that impoverished boat migrants are making holidays 'awkward' in Kos
SNP fury as HS2 finds 'no business case' for taking fast train service to Scotland
A nation of inequality: How the UK is failing to feed its most vulnerable people
Australian man punched in the face for defending Muslim women from abuse on train
David Starkey 'tells Amal Clooney to shut up and stop over-promoting human rights'
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