• Richard Davidson, aged 12, from Keith, in Banffshire, shares his handling secrets.

  • By Linda Mellor

    The SCOTTISH deer centre (SDC) is on the A91 a couple of miles outside Cupar, Fife and is home to over 170 animals. The 55-acre centre is run by nine staff and managed by Simon Louden.
    The centre was originally opened in 1986 to produce venison but was purchased by the Edinburgh Woollen Mill in 1997 and turned into visitor attraction. 

  • By Karen Carruth

    This is not a subject that we like to discuss, but there is nothing surer, that during your lifetime you will have to deal with the death of a loved one and, therefore, it is comforting to know that there is professional help available should you need it.

  • By Karen Carruth

    It’s January, and we all know what that means. We all make promises to get fit, join the gym, lose weight, and this time, we will definitely stick to it. Sound familiar? 

  • This is a story from the Strath of Kildonan involving Tommy, the Achentoul shepherd and Hughie, the manager at Badenloch.  Tommy is well known for his practical jokes but this one misfired!

  • By Heidi M Sands

    The farm of Campbell Cairns lies in the fertile Spey Valley and owes its name to the battle that took place there between men of the clan Campbell and their warring opposition, possibly in the wake of Culloden.

  • By Karen Carruth

    What do we do with our old kilts? We invest so much money, and emotion, in buying them, that it seems such a shame to get rid of them.
    Jacqui Brand has the answer. A few years back Jacqui, a farmer’s wife from Wester Kilwiss, in Auchtermuchty, had a brainwave one day to try and make a handbag from a kilt.

  • Life can change in the blink of an eye. We all know that – particularly for farmers around heavy machinery and unpredictable animals all day. But for the Camerons, Cara and Don, crofters from just north of Lairg, they have endured a traumatic time, after Don lost his arm through a baler accident.

  • Next week the Royal Highland Education Trust (RHET) will be launching their first annual RHET Week. The week runs from November 15 to 24, with events happening across Scotland throughout the entire month.

  • By Joyce Reid

    When 21 women get together – in many cases meeting former friends they haven’t seen for 49 years – you can imagine how the chat would flow.