Posts Tagged: Inverness

Superbikes to Super Fishbox. Meet Magnus.

Answer this honestly – as a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? And when you look at what you do for a living now – do you recognise those dreams? Is this the career you planned for yourself, or did you just happen to be in the right place at… Read more »

Embrace Outlanders – or be left out in the cold

The Highlands are missing a tourism trick. Yes, we do great things with Nessie. North Coast 500 is phenomenally successful, and our landscape and scenery are – in my biased opinion – second to none. But who is catering for Outlander fans? It’s hard to describe a multi-million dollar publishing phenomenon in just a couple… Read more »

Could you be a Home-Start volunteer?

Home-Start need volunteers to give families a helping hand Our girls have left home now, both living in Glasgow, both presumably getting up to all sorts of shenanigans that I’d really rather not know about. But our parenting journey wasn’t always straightforward, and it doesn’t take much for me to remember how tough it occasionally… Read more »

Our unhealthy interest in childless women.

Childless women. It’s none of our business. The news that Nicola Sturgeon had a miscarriage when she was Depute First Minister was one of the most read stories on the BBC website on Sunday.  It earned headlines on radio news and was shared countless times on social media. There were those who were cynical about… Read more »

Inverness to Edinburgh by bike? Crazy idea!

If there was one text which summed up last weekend it was the one I received from my friend Jinny at around 8pm on Saturday. It read ‘Arnica here, Prosecco poured’, which meant it was time to heave my aching limbs out of the bath in our hotel room in Perth and make my way… Read more »

Stirring up memories of The Beautiful Game

I’ve never been to a football match so I haven’t experienced first-hand the camaraderie and sense of belonging that comes from being part of a loyal following. I can only imagine the shared elation, tension and despondency, influenced by how well (or otherwise) things are going on the pitch, although I have witnessed the feelings… Read more »