• If you are looking to give the most perfect gift to a special couple, then look no further than the ‘Perfect Present Company’, their sole purpose is to provide you with gift that says everything you want it to.

  • John Gittens is the first to admit he found retiring a problem. However, 20 years on, he seems to have found the solution.
    While working as a dentist in north Wales, he planned his time carefully so that he could get out and fulfil his passion as much as possible. 

  • ALEX YOUNG, is Still Game. A well-known auctioneer for 46 years, Alex, worked with various companies before spending the majority of his career with Lawrie and Symington.

  • It’s not the obvious choice for a diversification project, but to Graeme Jarron, of Hatton of Ogilvy Farm, near Glamis, making potato vodka from his home grown tatties makes perfect sense.

  • Few places in Scotland let you get up so close to some of our largest wild animals as Galloway Forest Park. Within literally a few footsteps from the car, you can enjoy watching some of the largest mammals in the country in a safe and almost entirely wild environment.

  • In the spotlight with... Kevin Harvie

    Kevin Harvie from Glasgow has a passion for the humble sweet potato, a passion he wants to share and, in turn, convert 1% of the UK’s white potato crisp eaters who currently consume approximately 6bn packets each year, to Hectares Sweet Potato Crisps.
    I recently caught up with Kevin to find out why he left the world of accountancy and what’s next for his exciting idea.

  • And so Scotland has its first woman First Minister. It’s no big deal. Or is it?  
    Actually, I think it is, only you can’t make a thing out of it because she got the job as a result of being the best candidate and nothing to do with her gender. 

  • THE RAIN is hurtling at my face in icy pellets, the wind almost blows me clean off my feet as I anchor them into the boggy land – it’s certainly not the best weather to be spending an afternoon in the Cairngorm mountains.

  • If you are still looking for that perfect Christmas gift for your dearly beloved, here is a suggestion that will put your brownie points through the roof. Terri Campbell, has recently graduated with a degree in jewellery and silversmithing, and her work is proving popular both online and through the various retailers she sells through.

  • BEING perfectly honest with you, I’ve never been a fan of risotto and so when lifestyle editor Mrs C asked me to go to a risotto masterclass it’s probably fair to say I wasn’t exactly jumping with enthusiasm.