Lover of riverbanks and boggy places, the alder forms a close bond between earth and water. No wonder our ancestors revered its magic
Evoking long summer days and warm sunshine, these glorious blooms will soon be turning into bright red hips
The people who put up these standing stones in North Yorkshire were obviously thinking big – but what on earth are those grooves all about?
A chambered cairn, a standing stone and an ancient graveyard… this beautiful bay on the coast of Ardnamurchan holds some fascinating secrets
In the 13th century, no one approached Dunstaffnage Castle without a very good reason. It still fills you with a sense of awe…
I’ve always been fascinated by dowsing – and on this two-day course by Western Geomancy I finally got to try it for myself!
A landscape that is a living piece of Scotland’s heritage: these oak woods have been growing in Knapdale for 7,000 years
WILDLIFE AND NATURE
This pretty little wild flower seems to love ruined buildings just as much as I do!
Did this majestic tree – or the forest in which it stood – inspire Shakespeare with an idea for ‘Macbeth’?
With angelic buds and evil thorns, the hawthorn stands at the threshold of the Underworld
Peaceful woodlands enclose this little church on the coast of Argyll; but in December 1462 a wedding here was about to turn into a funeral…
This low rocky hill in the south of Kilmartin Glen was once the setting for royal ceremonies that shaped the history of Scotland
Ancient stones don’t get much more enigmatic than this site just north of Tayvallich. I don’t even know whether to call it a circle!
Sitting in a loop of the River Forth within sight of Stirling Castle, this quiet place has witnessed some key moments in Scotland’s history
After nearly 500 years, is this phantom rider still trapped in the tragedy of a bitter family feud?