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Posts from ‘August, 2011’

FOUR SEASONS: ADVANTAGES OF THE LONG GAME

Published: The Scotsman (TSMag) 27 August TODAY and tomorrow, two middle-aged men, an Australian and a Spaniard, will definitely be doing… something, somewhere in Scotland. I know this because a couple of weeks ago the Australian emailed me asking for advice. He and his Spanish buddy were planning to meet up in Edinburgh to catch […]

FOUR SEASONS: LET THERE BE SNOW GUNS!

Published: The Scotsman (TSMag) 20 August YES, I know it’s August, and yes, I know nobody wants to talk about snow at this time of year – well, not in the northern hemisphere, anyway – but humour me. I’ve just been given a sneak preview of what the future of skiing in Scotland might look […]

HEROIC ACTS ON THE FRINGE

Published: The Scotsman (Festival supplement) 16 August 2011 ON 16 MARCH 1912, Captain Oates sallied forth into the teeth of an Antarctic blizzard with the immortal words: “I am just going outside and may be some time,” deliberately ending his own life in the hope that his three freezing, starving companions might stand a better […]

FOUR SEASONS: HAWAII COMES TO FIFE

Published: The Scotsman (TSMag) 13 August A FEW years ago, running around St Andrews looking for a last-minute graduation present for my little brother, my eye was drawn to a poster in the window of Auchterlonies, the century-old golf emporium on Golf Place. “Golf Courses of St Andrews,” said the text at the bottom, and […]