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FOUR SEASONS: FRESH TRACKS IN THE SHOPPING CENTRE

Published: The Scotsman (TSMag) 21 July 2012 WHEN Jamie Smith took over the indoor ski slope formerly known as SNO!zone at Braehead last December, renaming it Snow Factor, his mission plan was simple: stop treating it like a corporate gimmick and start running it like a serious ski resort – a place where skiers and […]

FOUR SEASONS: CAIRNGORM’S “DAY OF THE SEASON”

Published: The Scotsman (TSMag) 12 May 2012 REMEMBER a few weeks ago, when I said the 2011/12 Scottish ski season had been a disaster? Well, I was wrong. Turns out it wasn’t a disaster after all – just a very, very late developer. Like some sort of cosmic apology for a catastrophic March, during which […]

FOUR SEASONS: SHIVERING FOR HIS ART

Published: The Scotsman (TSMag) 24 September 2011 THE artist, musician and storyteller John Slavin is explaining what it’s like to paint outdoors on the Isle of Skye in the middle of winter. “Two hours and you’re actually physically shaking,” he says. For Slavin, though, there’s no other way to work. Like the members of the […]

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: TOP SCOTS SKI BEDS

Published: The Scotsman (TSMag) 5 March 2011 THE other day I was contacted by the owners of a new website which specialises in selling ski accommodation. Would I like to write a story about them? The website is run by a Scottish company so you’d think this would be a good subject for a journalist […]

FOUR SEASONS: IN PRAISE OF HOMEGROWN SKI FILMS

Published: The Scotsman (TSMag) 16 October 2010 THE Edinburgh Mountain Film Festival always seems able to attract a smattering of big-name guest speakers, but this year event organiser Stevie Christie is spoiling us like a chocolate-dispensing diplomat. Topping the bill for 2010, he has lined up celebrity cyclist Mark Beaumont, who will give a talk […]

FOUR SEASONS: CALLING ALL PENGUIN LOVERS

Published: The Scotsman (TSMag) 27 March 2010 ARE you looking for a job with a difference? Do you get on well with other people? Really? Even when you’re trapped in a confined space with them for days on end? Do you like long-distance travel? Do you like the cold? Do you like penguins? If you […]

FOUR SEASONS: THERE’S SNOW HOLE LIKE HOME

Published: The Scotsman (TSMag) 27 February 2010 WITH its double AA rosette restaurant, well-stocked library and even better-stocked whisky bar, The Torridon is the kind of hotel you could happily spend a few days and nights in without ever venturing outside. Given its stunning location on the banks of Upper Loch Torridon, though, even the […]

FOUR SEASONS: WHY MEALL A’BHUIRIDH MATTERS

Published: The Scotsman (TSMag) 20 February 2010 IF YOU want to find out how the Glencoe ski area came to be, the best place to start is in the corridor outside the toilets at the Log Cabin Restaurant, next to the main chairlift. Here you’ll find three articles from the Scottish Ski Club Journal, framed […]

GLENCOE GOES LOCAL

Published: Scotland on Sunday (Business) 7 February 2010 SCOTLAND’S oldest ski resort, Glencoe, will get access to previously unavailable funding if its application is approved to become one of the largest Community Interest Companies in Scotland. Falkirk businessman Andy Meldrum led a consortium that bought Glencoe for an undisclosed sum last October from investment fund […]