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Posts from ‘August, 2010’

FOUR SEASONS: BRING BACK WOLVES!

Published: The Scotsman (TSMag) 28 August 2010 THERE are lots of good reasons for studying English at the University of St Andrews: the course is consistently voted one of the best in the UK, the department is situated just across the road from a ruined medieval castle – as romantic a setting as any watery-eyed […]

FOUR SEASONS: ETHICAL GEAR PART 2

Published: The Scotsman (TSMag) 21 August 2010 A FEW weeks ago, Four Seasons drew attention to a controversial report on the outdoor gear industry by Ethical Consumer magazine. The gist of the report was that many of the companies who manufacture the walking boots, rucksacks, waterproofs and tents that allow millions of people to enjoy […]

FOUR SEASONS: KAYAKING THE SPEY

Published: The Scotsman (TSMag) 14 August 2010 WHEN I think of great river journeys, I tend to think of Huck Finn navigating the twists and turns of the Mississippi or Marlow working his way up the Congo searching for Kurtz. I’m less likely to think of dodging shopping trolleys along the Mersey or counting cranes […]

FOUR SEASONS: DEFINE EXTREME SPORTS

Published: The Scotsman (TSMag) 7 August 2010 HERE’S a question that’s been frying my noodle lately: what, exactly, is an extreme sport? I should really know the answer to that by now, given that I’ve been writing about extreme sports in this magazine every week for the best part of a year, but the more […]