Being out in the countryside with my dogs gives me time to think. I’ve learnt the pleasure of solitude without being lonely, and that’s a good feeling for me.

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This is my countryside diary which appears each Saturday in the Dundee Courier newspaper.

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Archive for September, 2011

Scotland’s Accordion King – The Scottish Banner

Friday, September 30th, 2011

Dave making musicMusic and the sea each have a heartbeat of their own but they dance to different rhythms. No one knows this better than Dave Pullar, one of the last of the east of Scotland salmon netsmen and owner of probably the largest collection of accordions in Scotland.

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It’s all in the name

Saturday, September 24th, 2011

BUMBLEBEE SQUARE sounds as though it’s been part of Comrie’s streetmap for generations. The reality is that it’s a community garden and focal point for the village created only a year ago from an empty building site.

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Autumn and ardour

Saturday, September 17th, 2011

THE SEASONS can be tracked by Macbeth’s coat. Throughout the summer he was unwitting host to ticks, picked up from the undergrowth on his hair, which burrow down to gorge on his blood. For a while scarcely a day went by without us having to remove at least one of these unpleasant visitors from somewhere on his body.

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Mixed marriage

Saturday, September 10th, 2011

EVERY ONCE in a while Nature throws up an oddity.

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Putting money where the need is

Saturday, September 3rd, 2011

PLAYING THE Devil’s Advocate can be a tricky business – potentially provoking a contentious debate when I have long said that Man with Two Dogs is non-controversial.

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