Guest Columns on Highland Perthshire News
05 September 2014

Well, this is it. It’s heading straight for us. Referendum time. A good friend of mine had a very apposite saying: “It doesn’t matter who you vote for,” he would aver - sometimes with a letter H in front - “the government always gets in.”  Thankfully...

 

One definition of communication is the exchanging or imparting of information. Usually this means between people but not exclusively because we are happy to talk about animals and even plants communicating with each other. I would like to extend the definition to be the...

 

Frost in August? It must be a joke. But it’s no joke for my tomatoes which look pretty done for now.
After a brilliant growing season in every way, to call time on summer so abruptly seems a tad unfair. In years past I would be thinking about taking my dog out...

 

I began the summer holidays by taking the children to Jersey for a week. I was born there and grew up with my feet in the sand, so it was great to return to the sea.
I amused my daughters by dusting down my rock pool tricks, trapping shrimps between my...

 
06 August 2014

Let’s talk Avian. No, not the expensive bottled water from La Belle France - eau I see - but Avian. Think feathers. And beaks. I can’t describe myself as a twitcher, though I have been known to blink quite rapidly on occasion, but I get a lot of pleasure from...

 
06 August 2014

Have you ever come up behind a lorry which has a notice on the back saying “if you can’t see my mirrors I can’t see you”?
There is no reason to doubt that this is true but why is it true? It seems madness in our technological age that a lorry costing perhaps...

 
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