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FOUR SEASONS: THE EYES HAVE IT

Published: The Scotsman (TSMag) 31 October 2010 CAN you tell whether somebody is a “sea person” or not just by looking at their face? Photographer Nigel Millard reckons you can, and he should know. For the last 12 months he’s been travelling the world with his camera, taking pictures of sailors, divers, kayakers, surfers, oceanographers, […]

FOUR SEASONS: CHEAP THRILLS

Published: The Scotsman (TSMag), 23 October 2010 FOR better or worse, I am a creature of habit. I know what I like, and compared to most of my friends my tastes evolve glacially slowly. Take food. At any given moment, I will only know how to cook four or five different things, but that’s fine: […]

FOUR SEASONS: IN PRAISE OF HOMEGROWN SKI FILMS

Published: The Scotsman (TSMag) 16 October 2010 THE Edinburgh Mountain Film Festival always seems able to attract a smattering of big-name guest speakers, but this year event organiser Stevie Christie is spoiling us like a chocolate-dispensing diplomat. Topping the bill for 2010, he has lined up celebrity cyclist Mark Beaumont, who will give a talk […]

FOUR SEASONS: GREENING SAILING

Published: The Scotsman (TSMAG) 9 October 2010 I’VE never given much thought to the environmental impact of sailing but I suppose I’ve always assumed it must be relatively green – after all, what could be kinder to the planet than getting yourself from A to B using an entirely renewable resource? As it turns out, […]

BOOK REVIEW: ATLANTIC

Published: The Scotsman, 2 October 2010 Atlantic: A Vast Ocean of a Million Stories By Simon Winchester Harper Press, 498pp, £25 AT THE front of this book there are two maps on facing pages. The one on the left is titled: “Atlantic Ocean: Political” and shows the ocean as we know it – a mostly […]

FOUR SEASONS: THE FINE ART OF SNOWBOARDING

Published: The Scotsman (TSMag) 2 October 2010 THIS week, Four Seasons has become hopelessly addicted to a mesmerising new snowboard film starring backcountry maestros Jeremy Jones and Xavier de Le Rue. It’s available for free online, so you can watch the best bits over and over again – and I’ve been doing exactly that, until […]