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Posts from ‘April, 2012’

FOUR SEASONS: BLACK ROCK “5” TURNS 25

Published: The Scotsman (TSMag) 28 April 2012 I’M A CONTROL freak”, says John McKay, “and I’m quite happy to be called that in print.” To organise something like the AGR Black Rock ‘5’ for the last 21 years, as McKay has done, you’d need to be. One of the most dramatic running races in the […]

FOUR SEASONS: THURSO’S MAIN STAGE GOES DARK FOR A YEAR

Published: The Scotsman (TSMag) 21 April 2012 “IT WAS just so windy, man. The windchill factor was incredible.” Fraserburgh surfer Mark “Scratch” Cameron is recalling the less-than-perfect conditions that graced this year’s Scottish Surfing Championships at Thurso: lumpy 3-5ft waves harried by an icy north-westerly knifing in off the Pentland Firth. At 34 years old, […]

FOUR SEASONS: BOOT LOVE

Published: The Scotsman (TSMag) 14 Apr 2012 AFTER almost a decade of heavy use, my snowboard boots are looking a bit Worzel Gummidge. The uppers have been chafed to a pulp by various sets of bindings, the liners are held together with strips of brown parcel tape, and the laces, originally white, are now a […]

BOOK REVIEW: LAND’S EDGE

Published: The Scotsman (TSMag) 7 April Land’s Edge: A Coastal Memoir by Tim Winton Picador, 113pp, £12.99 WHEN it was first published in Australia in 1993, this memoir from author and outdoorsman Tim Winton – more a random collection of brief, vivid memories than a coherent autobiography – came packaged as a large coffee table […]

FOUR SEASONS: BACKFLIPS ON THE FLYPAPER

Published: The Scotsman (TSMag) 7 April 2012 EVEN the most die-hard defenders of Scottish skiing would concede that the winter of 2011/12 has been a disaster. A couple of big dumps of snow early in the season made it look as if we were in for another cold one, but then… nothing. The snow melted […]