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Posts from ‘February, 2010’

FOUR SEASONS: THERE’S SNOW HOLE LIKE HOME

Published: The Scotsman (TSMag) 27 February 2010 WITH its double AA rosette restaurant, well-stocked library and even better-stocked whisky bar, The Torridon is the kind of hotel you could happily spend a few days and nights in without ever venturing outside. Given its stunning location on the banks of Upper Loch Torridon, though, even the […]

FOUR SEASONS: WHY MEALL A’BHUIRIDH MATTERS

Published: The Scotsman (TSMag) 20 February 2010 IF YOU want to find out how the Glencoe ski area came to be, the best place to start is in the corridor outside the toilets at the Log Cabin Restaurant, next to the main chairlift. Here you’ll find three articles from the Scottish Ski Club Journal, framed […]

FOUR SEASONS: THE WORLD’S BIGGEST POTLATCH

Published: The Scotsman (TSMag) 13 February 2010 THE Winter Olympics are now officially go, and for the next two weeks the world’s top skiers, ice hockey players and bobsleigh mentalists will battle it out for national pride and personal glory. In the background, however, there’s something much more interesting going on: an entire culture, one […]

GLENCOE GOES LOCAL

Published: Scotland on Sunday (Business) 7 February 2010 SCOTLAND’S oldest ski resort, Glencoe, will get access to previously unavailable funding if its application is approved to become one of the largest Community Interest Companies in Scotland. Falkirk businessman Andy Meldrum led a consortium that bought Glencoe for an undisclosed sum last October from investment fund […]

ON THE UP: INTERVIEW WITH PAUL DIFFLEY

Published: The Scotsman (TSMag) 6 February 2010 PAUL Diffley came late to film-making – he didn’t even pick up a video camera until 2003 – but since then the Edinburgh-based climber and director has more than made up for lost time, building a serious reputation for himself on the international mountain film festival circuit. His […]

FOUR SEASONS: ANYONE FOR BIG WAVE SKIING?

Published: The Scotsman (TSMag) 6 February ANOTHER month, another brand-new extreme sport pioneered by thrill-seeking fruit loops with far too much time on their hands. Move over wingsuit flyers, your death-defying human missile trip is now officially last season’s buzz. Yeah, I know we all raved about how cutting-edge you were when you first came […]

A YEN FOR THE BEN

Published: The Scotsman, 2 February 2010 IN FEBRUARY 1960, Scottish climbers Jimmy Marshall and Robin Smith made history when they completed six first ascents on Ben Nevis in seven days, also romping up the intimidating Point Five Gully in record time. Their achievements shook the climbing world, and they still resonate today. Later this month, […]