The circular economy

Standing as the Scottish Green Party candidate for a ward in Argyll and Bute, I have heard -and seen – a lot about our litter problem. Especially marine litter washing up constantly on our coast. I think it’s time that

The circular economy

Standing as the Scottish Green Party candidate for a ward in Argyll and Bute, I have heard -and seen – a lot about our litter problem. Especially marine litter washing up constantly on our coast. I think it’s time that

Sound of Gigha – the book

Here are the windswept team who put the Sound of Gigha together. The two artists – Julia Griffiths and Ann Thomas – are in front (Julia is holding a copy of the book). My son Peter, who did the layout

Sound of Gigha – the book

Here are the windswept team who put the Sound of Gigha together. The two artists – Julia Griffiths and Ann Thomas – are in front (Julia is holding a copy of the book). My son Peter, who did the layout

Jack snipe in Kintyre

Last night we were coming back from a ceilidh. Up at North Beachmore (near Muasdale on the West coast of Kintyre where we live) in the car headlights we saw a bird bobbing about on the track, flying up a

Jack snipe in Kintyre

Last night we were coming back from a ceilidh. Up at North Beachmore (near Muasdale on the West coast of Kintyre where we live) in the car headlights we saw a bird bobbing about on the track, flying up a

Ferry Wood – December sunset and fallen leaves

Yesterday Carina, Capucine and I were in the wood pulling rhododendron seedlings. It was barely 4pm and the sun was down, but we could still see. Nearly all the oak leaves are now lying on the woodland floor, making an

Ferry Wood – December sunset and fallen leaves

Yesterday Carina, Capucine and I were in the wood pulling rhododendron seedlings. It was barely 4pm and the sun was down, but we could still see. Nearly all the oak leaves are now lying on the woodland floor, making an

How to look after a SSSI – step 1

Becoming the custodians of a rare woodland is exciting and somewhat daunting. It feels like a big responsibility. Apparently upland oak woods are really rare in global terms (although by the coast, it is still classed as upland as conditions

How to look after a SSSI – step 1

Becoming the custodians of a rare woodland is exciting and somewhat daunting. It feels like a big responsibility. Apparently upland oak woods are really rare in global terms (although by the coast, it is still classed as upland as conditions

Bee-yond the Beeline Walk

Originally posted on Let's Make a Bee Line:
So…the walk has happened…we raised a pile of cash ( currently at £2300 and rising…)…so what now? We intend to keep blogging about the Bee in all it’s wonder. We have…

Bee-yond the Beeline Walk

Originally posted on Let's Make a Bee Line:
So…the walk has happened…we raised a pile of cash ( currently at £2300 and rising…)…so what now? We intend to keep blogging about the Bee in all it’s wonder. We have…

Sound of Gigha

Visual artists (Julia Love Griffiths and Ann Thomas) and myself as a writer have come together to create a coastal meditation on a tiny area of West Scotland’s seaboard. We have used a variety of media including paintings and line

Sound of Gigha

Visual artists (Julia Love Griffiths and Ann Thomas) and myself as a writer have come together to create a coastal meditation on a tiny area of West Scotland’s seaboard. We have used a variety of media including paintings and line