• Written by reader Jan Hargreaves, of St Andrews

  • Written by reader, Jan Hargreaves, of St Andrews

  • Following the success of 'The Little Book Of Garden Bird Songs', the next in the series has been launched called 'The Little Book Of Woodland Bird Songs' which features twelve songs from some of Britain's best-loved feathered friends who inhabit the forests and woodlands throughout the UK.

  • If a stroll around a beautiful garden is your idea of a perfect day out, then don't leave home without this little book of information. Produced by the charity, Scotland's Gardens, it features 440 gardens in total to choose from, giving dates and times when they open their gates to the public.

  • It’s been more than 30 years since Ellen Kerr died, yet her name is still remembered in young farmers’ circles, in the form of the Ellen Kerr Awards Scheme, which offers financial assistance to members, districts and clubs of the West Region, continuing the work she started.

  • The lazy wind cuts through me
    As I mow the mossy lawn
    But there is a slow improvement
    Now that winter’s gone
    A nice wee weather window
    So I can dig and sow and prune
    Maybe I’ll get the bedding out
    By the second week of June!
  • In celebration of their 30th anniversary, Ayrshire Country Link members gathered at The Portmann Hotel, in Kilmarnock, to present founder members, Jessie Farquhar, Jim Gray and Matt Steel, with an engraved crystal glass to mark the occasion.

  • Irish author, farmer, and blogger, Lorna Sixsmith, has written a series of short pieces giving us an idea of a day in her life, and also some hints and tips to make life on the farm run that little bit smoother. 

  • IF you’ve ever peaked into the ‘wood only’ skip at your local recycling unit, you will have an idea of how much perfectly good wood goes to landfill every day. 

  • DEPENDING on the style of your home, adding some antiques and timeless artwork could make a wonderful addition.