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FOUR SEASONS: “OOOOOOO”

Published: The Scotsman (TSMag) 26 June 2010 HERE at The Scotsman we pride ourselves on being at the forefront of the technological revolution that’s sweeping the newspaper industry, and it’s in this progressive spirit that the Four Seasons column is proud to present… the first ever fully immersive reading experience in the history of journalism. […]

BOOK REVIEW: THE LIE OF THE LAND

Published: The Scotsman, 26 June 2010 THE LIE OF THE LAND: AN UNDER-THE-FIELD GUIDE TO THE BRITISH ISLES BY IAN VINCE Boxtree, 287pp, GBP 14.99 AS ITS subtitle suggests, The Lie of the Land is a book about the geology of the British Isles, and as such it can be seen simply as a continuation […]

FOUR SEASONS: SCOTLAND’S BEST WAVE

Published: The Scotsman (TSMag) 19 June 2010 THE other week I stumbled upon the best surf spot in Scotland – a hollow left hand reefbreak that spins with almost supernatural precision towards a rocky, tree-lined beach. There was nobody in the water when I arrived and the place was still deserted when I left. So […]

FOUR SEASONS: EXTREME ROWING

Published: The Scotsman (TSMag) 12 June 2010 IN THE world of conventional sports – football, rugby, cricket, tennis – things remain reassuringly constant year after year, season after season. Sure, every once in a while a rule might be tweaked or a new tournament introduced, but on the whole the stage looks the same – […]

ART REVIEW: POLLUTION IS BEAUTIFUL

Published: The Scotsman, 9 June 2010 POLLUTION IS BEAUTIFUL INSTITUT FRANÇAIS D’ECOSSE, EDINBURGH THE residents of Mississippi and Alabama would probably disagree, but when viewed through the lens of Stephen Lewis’s camera, pollution can indeed be beautiful. In this series of photographs, displayed over two floors at the Institut Français d’Ecosse on Randolph Crescent, Lewis […]

FOUR SEASONS: FISHING FAIL

Published: The Scotsman (TSMag) 5 June 2010 MOST sports seem straightforward enough to the uninitiated; then comes the big reveal, the moment when the novice suddenly realises that he’s utterly, hopelessly out of his depth. For me, with fishing, that moment came a couple of weekends ago on Loch Awe when veteran angler Willie Cameron […]