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 May, 2018

Rook pie and bothy ballads

Saturday, May 26th, 2018

A COUNTRY reader contacted me looking for the answer to a problem.  An unidentified animal has been snipping off her tulips near the foot of the stalk, leaving the flower but digging up the bulbs and carrying them off, presumably to eat. read more

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A different kettle of Sheriffs

Saturday, May 19th, 2018

THE NORTH-EAST of Scotland has had its share of nasty historical characters who displayed a spine-chilling lack of social accountability even for the lawless times in which they lived. read more

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Food, fizz and French hens

Saturday, May 12th, 2018

I’VE LONG maintained that May and September are the months to see Scotland at its best although the recent unseasonal weather has tested the theory somewhat.  The old adage of cast not a clout till May month is out looked as though the clout casting should be postponed till the end of June. read more

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Fish and Founding Fathers

Saturday, May 5th, 2018

MAY MORNING, first morning of May month, is traditionally the morning that young girls rise at dawn and dash outdoors to bathe their faces in the early morning dew in expectation that it will bestow on them a flawless complexion. read more

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