Driving in Scotland

Driving in Scotland

Scotland has produced several world class rally drivers. One of the reasons is, no doubt, that the driving here can be challenging. It’s sort of amazing that anyone who has learned to drive in another country can hire a car here and be confronted with our sometimes...
What do our river fish need? (Part 2)

What do our river fish need? (Part 2)

What’s does a good river for fish look like? The kinds of rivers that are able to produce lots of food for fish are rivers which have some or all of the following things: The right geology to create water with a high mineral content. High pH water (also called...
What do our river fish need? (Part 1)

What do our river fish need? (Part 1)

When it comes to trout and salmon, the needs of fish are quite similar to our needs. They need food, clean water, oxygen and shelter to survive. However, in order to reproduce, trout and salmon eggs need loose, clean gravel with a good flow of oxygenated water. Clean...
Perthshire’s lesser known treasures: Part 2

Perthshire’s lesser known treasures: Part 2

On day two we went pike fishing. Again it was a hot bright day and we headed up a rough track through the hills and heather in the 4×4. After a 40-minute drive during which we saw a group of red deer stags bound over the hill we arrived at our venue. Setting up the...