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 March, 2013

Scottish Cradle of Military Aviation – The Scottish Banner

Sunday, March 31st, 2013

Burkes sheds A Busy Day
2013 MARKS the Centenary Year of Britain’s first operational military airfield which was established in north-east Scotland at Montrose, between Dundee and Aberdeen. The Montrose Air Station Heritage Centre (MASHC) is finalising its preparations to celebrate 100 years of military flight from 1913 – 2013.

Written for Claivers |

That icy wind

Saturday, March 30th, 2013

YOU CAN’T hold on to time, everything comes to an end and for the folk of Glenesk and Edzell a final page has turned.

Written for Weekly |

Motor memories

Saturday, March 23rd, 2013

IT’S ENCOURAGING to know there’s at least one reader of Saturday’s Courier who reads the Man with Two Dogs column. Maybe not as enthusiastically as the lady in the fish shop in Montrose who told the Doyenne that my article was the first thing she read every Saturday – “even before the Deaths column”!

Written for Weekly |

Nesting is a sign

Saturday, March 16th, 2013

RECENT MENTION of the first charabanc to ascend Cairn o’ Mount prompted a call from John Gove of Gourdon to tell me about Sir Sidney Gammell, one-time laird of Drumtochty which marches with Glen Saugh and the Cairn road.

Written for Weekly |

Sounds of spring

Saturday, March 9th, 2013

HAVE YOU noticed how nature can bounce back with just the least encouragement? I’ve been moaning about the state of the countryside and how little wildlife activity there’s been. It just needed a couple of days of settled weather at the start of the week for the birds, in particular, to be back in action.

Written for Weekly |

Awaiting spring

Saturday, March 2nd, 2013

THE GLEN of Drumtochty is a steep-sided, narrow glen between Clatterin’ Brig, at the foot of the Cairn o’ Mount, and Auchenblae (B966).

Written for Weekly |