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Posts from ‘November, 2010’

COMMENTARY: IT’S AN ILL WIND…

Published: The Scotsman, 30 November 2010 SNOW, we know, brings misery to thousands and costs the country millions, yet for Scottish skiers and snowboarders the bumper dumps of the last few days have been like Christmas come early. Cairngorm, Glenshee and the Lecht are all hoping to open today, but you don’t have to travel […]

FOUR SEASONS: “OUR APOLOGIES FOR GLOBAL WARMING”

Published: The Scotsman (TSMag) 27 November 2010 ANNA Ewart’s short film 11 Degrees is as beautiful as it is melancholy. And it’s really melancholy. Screening tonight as part of the Dundee Mountain Film Festival, it was shot in the winter of 2008-9 and gives a subtle, impressionistic account of the challenges facing the Glenshee ski […]

FOUR SEASONS: IS SURFING BORING?

Published: The Scotsman (TSMag) 20 November 2010 A NON-SURFING friend returns from a trip to Australia. “Did you get to watch any surfing?” I ask her. “Yeah,” she says, rolling her eyes, “but it was really boring. Just loads of guys sitting around in the water. You had to wait ages to see one of […]

FOUR SEASONS: FLY SKYE FLIER

Published: The Scotsman (TSMag) 13 November 2010 SCOTS snowboarder Martin Robertson could teach Barack Obama a thing or two about positive thinking. Two weekends ago the 27-year-old Isle of Skye native travelled to London to take part in the Freeze Festival – a three-day carnival of snowsports and live music set against the dramatic backdrop […]

FOUR SEASONS: HILLY MAKES IT 12 IN A ROW

Published: The Scotsman (TSMag) 6 November 2010 CONGRATULATIONS to Helen Rennie of Inverness – aka “Hilly” – who recently became the first woman to ski on Cairn Gorm for 12 consecutive months. Taking advantage of the ‘Gorm’s early opening in November last year, the 56-year-old Geography teacher enjoyed lift-assisted skiing throughout the winter and spring […]