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Posts from ‘May, 2011’

BOOK REVIEW: THE UNIVERSE IN THE LANDSCAPE

Published: The Scotsman, 28 May 2011 THE UNIVERSE IN THE LANDSCAPE BY CHARLES JENCKS Frances Lincoln, 288pp, £40 THERE is a severe communication breakdown at present, often commented on, between many of our most significant contemporary artists and the art-loving, gallery-going public who consume their work. In some cases, this breakdown simply manifests itself in […]

FOUR SEASONS: THE BIG DOON

Published: The Scotsman (TSMag) 28 May 2011 SCOTLAND’S biggest mountain bike event, the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup at Fort William, celebrates its tenth birthday next weekend, but if you’ve made the pilgrimage a few times already and think you’ve seen it all before, well… think again. In a bid to spice things up, the […]

FOUR SEASONS: LONG DISTANCE PARAGLIDING

Published: The Scotsman (TSMag) 14 May 2011 IMAGINE strapping yourself into a giant power kite, jumping off the roof of a three-storey building and gliding the length of a football field. It’d be fun, wouldn’t it? Quite a rush. OK, now imagine jumping off the west side of Meall Mor beside Rannoch Moor, elevation 2,217ft, […]

FOUR SEASONS: A SACRED SURF RELIC

Published: The Scotsman (TSMag) 7 May 2011 “HELP!” reads the letter. “1 or 2 SURFERS WANTED TO SHARE PERFECT RIVERMOUTH BREAK. 6-12ft. GLASSY PEELING USUALLY OFFSHORE AT THIS TIME OF YEAR. LOCATION: NORTHERN SCOTLAND. ACCOMMODATION: DOSSING SPACE IN COTTAGE OVERLOOKING BREAK.” Bashed out on a typewriter with a dodgy ribbon, and with “CHRISTMAS 1978″ scribbled […]