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Posts from ‘September, 2009’

FOUR SEASONS: ARTIFICIAL SNOW AT CAIRNGORM?

Published: The Scotsman (TSMag) 26 September 2009 IS SEPTEMBER too early to start thinking about snow? Hell no. The dedicated guys and girls at Cairngorm Mountain spend most of the year worrying about the white stuff. They obsess about how much has fallen in seasons past, they wring their hands over how much will fall […]

The World is their Oyster

Published: The Scotsman 21 September 2009 SARA SPENCE admits she has “always had a bit of a fear of boats” – but in two months’ time she will fly to Cape Town to take part in one of the most demanding legs of the Clipper 09-10 Round the World Yacht Race. As one of 17 […]

Obituary: Allan Bunyan

Published: The Scotsman 21 September 2009 Allan Bunyan Sailing and skiing instructor Born: 1 April 1962, Bridge of Allan. Died 31 July, 2009, Cumbrae, aged 47 ALLAN Bunyan was a hugely experienced watersports instructor who taught sailing, windsurfing and kayaking at sportscotland’s National Sailing Centre at Cumbrae. He was also a highly- regarded ski instructor, […]

Four Seasons: Lights, Camera, Action!

EXCITING news from the wave-riding mecca of Fraserburgh: a short surf film is due to start shooting in a few days’ time starring none other than 2009 Scottish Surfing Champ and all-round Broch legend Mark “Scratch” Cameron (pictured). Entitled Stoked, it will show a stressed-out office worker slowly breaking away from his desk-bound existence and […]

Four Seasons: In search of the perfect wave

Published: The Scotsman (TSMag) 12 September 2009 I DON’T like lying – it invalidates my karma insurance and I’m terrified of being reincarnated as a beetle – but for the last few weeks, for the sake of an easy life, I’ve been telling the same porky over and over again. As I work on the arts desk at […]