Reindeer Man

Once-extinct sea eagles and beavers have both been returned to the Scottish countryside in recent years. However, the reintroduction of previously native species is nothing new. The mountains of the Cairngorms bear witness to this for they have been home to Britain’s only free-ranging reindeer herd for over 50 years. Read more…

Every Cloud has a Silver Lining

Scotland’s mountains and glens have motivated countless people over the years, from famous writers and artists, to ordinary folk whose inspiration may not be documented in words and pictures but is every bit as profound, albeit on a more personal level. The country’s wild land has prompted a profusion of poems, stories and paintings. But romance, literature and artistic masterpieces are not the only products of outdoor musing. Academic inspiration has also been drawn from the mountains and nowhere is this more evident than in the work of Charles Thomson Rees Wilson, Scotland’s only winner of the Nobel Prize for Physics. Read more…