Walking & Illness

Walking & Illness – Runner Up

Throughout May we asked you to submit flash entries around walking and illness. We decided to award a runners up prize too! We’re pleased to showcase A C Clarke’s lovely entry below entitled “Attentiveness“. She wins a copy of Walking For Creative Recovery by Christina Reading. About A C Clarke Attentiveness I could list every stone on … Continue reading Walking & Illness – Runner Up

Walking & Illness – Winning Entry

Throughout May we asked you to submit flash entries around walking and illness. We’re thrilled to announce the well deserved winner, Kriss Nichol! She wins a copy of Piranesi by Susanna Clarke, courtesy of Bloomsbury Publishing. Find out who won the runners-up prize very soon! About Kriss Silver Linings How many cattle have been through here? … Continue reading Walking & Illness – Winning Entry

Quick & Quirky Questions with Cameron McNeish

Cameron McNeish is an award-winning writer and television presenter whose fields of interest include mountaineering, hillwalking, backpacking, cycle touring, mountain biking and Scots and Irish traditional music. He is also an avid campervan man! For twenty years Cameron was editor of The Great Outdoors magazine, and he now edits Scottish Walks and Scottish Cycling. He also … Continue reading Quick & Quirky Questions with Cameron McNeish

Living with Chronic Illness

Most people have heard of Multiple Sclerosis, and also Motor Neurone Disease, since Rob Burrow and Doddie Weir highlighted that disease through their own experiences. These illnesses and many others, like cancer and dementia, attract quite a lot of funding, media campaigns and governmental research. However, my illness, Myasthenia Gravis, is little known and research … Continue reading Living with Chronic Illness

Growing older … and feeling healthier

Irene Haining spent the majority of her working life in Glasgow teaching in an inner-city school. Although she and her husband Andrew enjoyed their time in the city, they always knew they were country people at heart. On retirement they returned to their native Dumfries & Galloway, and both agree that it was an excellent … Continue reading Growing older … and feeling healthier