RORC Round Britain & Ireland fleet get away – expecting tough night in North Sea


After the day’s postponement to let Bertha come through, the international fleet for the RORC’s 2014 Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland got away Continue reading

Bertha forces anti-clock course for RORC’s Round Britain and Ireland Race


[Updated below 11.15 10th August - start postponed.] The Royal Ocean Racing Club [RORC] made the following announcement on the eve of the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race – set to start Continue reading

Martin Briscoe: Three Peaks Yacht Race – first arrivals in Loch Linnhe

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[Update 23.30] The 2014 – and the original – Three Peaks Yacht Race, a marathon combination of yacht racing and fast hill climbing, left Barmouth Continue reading

Niall Iain Macdonald on count down for 3,400 mile single handed NY2SY TransAt row

Niall Iain Macdonald TransAt row

It’s hard for the less courageous of us even to imagine what travelling endlessly towards a flat horizon 3,400 miles away is like, Continue reading

BBC ALBA to rebroadcast Nationwide stories – and from Argyll

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Starting this Friday, 7th March, BBC ALBA’s latest inspiration is to rebroadcast fascinating stories of years gone by in a new series Continue reading

Programme with built in obsolescence to replace Newsnight Scotland

The BBC has announced that it is killing off Newsnight Scotland, a Newsnight add-on that has never Continue reading

Upgrading works on West Highland Way to start 18th November

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Work to upgrade sections of the West Highland Way at Loch Lomond is to begin next week – on 18th November – Continue reading

Latest move – and most damaging of all – by an anti-independence faction

Former Labour junior minister at Westminster, Adam Ingram, is a conduit for another ploy Continue reading

Spinning around – join wheels and wheelers doing Bute

Do it. Watch it. The annual spectacular that is Bute’s cycling weekend is on the near horizon Continue reading