LATEST FEATURES

Autumn (6)

Carnelian

Ranging from pale yellow to deep orange-red, this semi-precious stone was a popular choice in Victorian jewellery

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St Mary’s College in St Andrews

On a visit to St Andrews, just by chance, we stepped through an archway and discovered the ancient quadrangle of St Mary’s College. What a lovely place, and what a long history!

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The Dupplin Cross

The lovely church of St Serf at Dunning in Perthshire conceals a beautiful and unique Pictish cross

WILDLIFE AND NATURE

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The plants of Dollar Glen

Following my feature on the Trees of Dollar Glen, I’m taking a look at its lovely array of wild plants (and a couple of show-stealing insects!)

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The trees of Dollar Glen

At Dollar Glen in Clackmannanshire, a steep-sided gorge contains an emerald world where the trees bend their mossy branches to the water

More in Wildlife & Nature

FUN QUIZ

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Brainteaser – the answer (and a spot of medieval history!)

The answer to my brainteaser lies on the shore of East Lothian, and it will lead you in the footsteps of 12th century pilgrims…

CATKINS

Purdey

Purdey’s how-to video: putting small things under chairs

Great for rainy days… watch Purdey’s video and then try this for yourself!

COLIN’S EASEL

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Woodcock pin-feather painting – in progress

A beautiful new painting on Colin’s easel, with a wintry backdrop of snowy hills

HISTORY

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An old graveyard near Callander

On the bank of the River Leny is this lovely old burial ground with a hidden and surprising history…

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Athelstaneford – a dovecot, an elusive battle, and the legend of Scotland’s flag

What is an English-sounding name like Athelstaneford doing in eastern Scotland? And what does it have to do with our national flag?

SKY WATCHING

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Fog bows