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Posts from ‘April, 2013’

FOUR SEASONS: SADDLE UP, IT’S BIKE SEASON

The Scotsman (TSMag) 27 April 2013 THIS weekend marks the start of the Scottish cycling season. Yeah, I know: technically there’s no such thing – last time I checked, bikes seemed to work just fine from September to March, and there are lots of great events going on all over the country right through the […]

FOUR SEASONS: THE PAIN OF MISSING IT

Published: The Scotsman (TSMag) 20 April 2013 LISTEN carefully. Can you hear that sound? A sort of half-crunch, half-squeak? That’s me grinding my teeth at the prospect of no more snowboarding this winter. I’m not ill or injured (apart from the teeth, obviously) but due to a double-whammy of personal and professional commitments, it’s unlikely […]

FOUR SEASONS: LIGHTS, CAMERA, SKI!

The Scotsman (TSMag) 13 Apr 2013 UP UNTIL a few days ago, I’d always assumed that making ski films must be a pretty easy gig: find yourself some decent skiers, coax/bribe/threaten them into skiing down something nice and steep, make sure the cameras are rolling (and pointing in the right direction) and you’re more-or-less there. […]

“WORD-MAPPING” THE ISLE OF SKYE

Published: The Scotsman (Arts Diary) 11 Apr 2013 THE DIARY is starting to develop a bit of a soft spot for Atlas, the contemporary arts organisation based on the Isle of Skye. Earlier in the year they unveiled a series of “memory maps” of the island, created by the artist J Maizlish Mole. As well […]

FOUR SEASONS: TRAGEDY PREVENTION 101

Published: The Scotsman (TSMag) 6 Apr 2013 DON’T get me wrong, I love writing this column, but the Four Seasons slot does have its downsides and chief among them is the fact that, due to long magazine lead-times, I have to write it almost two full weeks before you get to read it. As such, […]