• Alexander (Sandy) McKirdy, 90, is Still Game.
     Living a few miles outside Rothesay on the Island of Bute, with his wife Eileen, Sandy has been a shepherd all his working days.

  • Two glorious weeks on Islay, The break was just the ticket,

    On return I view the garden, Which has now become a thicket
    Snail shells crunching underfoot, I begin to strim the lawn
    Wasps have chewed the raspberries, And all my strawbs have gone.

  • Having featured Aberfoyle-based milliner, Clare Workman some thirteen years ago at the start of her business venture, we think it only right to feature a proper goodbye at the end of her creative career.

  • As is so often the case when thinking back to how a business began, Linda Gardner, who runs “Strathearn Fleece and Fibre”,  can say that none of it was really planned. 

  • Spinners, knitters and weavers will flock to Argyll this summer for the West Coast's premier Gaelic wool festival.

  • Ten-year-old Emma Orr shares her trade secrets with The Scottish Farmer as she gets ready for another show season.

  • Young Kayleigh Keron, aged 11,  of Marefield of Craigs, Madderty, Crieff, shares her handling secrets with us.

  • HELL, it has been suggested, is an eternity locked in a room with your closest friends.

  • Few sights can be more fascinating in falconry than watching a giant vulture as it glides effortlessly in a public display.