The Great Outdoors

Moving mountains: Wild meditation and gemstone foraging in the Scottish Highlands

While more and more of us are turning to meditation to help calm our minds and become more mindful, Tony Jackson adopts the technique for a very different purpose. He practises wild meditation at the summit of Scotland’s mightiest Munros to open his inner vision… For nearly 35 years, I have been studying the subtle […]

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Scottish Wild Food Festival returns to Cardross Estate

Following its success in 2019, The Scottish Wild Food Festival will return to  Cardross Estate at Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park in May 2020. Taking place on 9 May, the one-day festival, which is funded by Forth Valley and Lomond LEADER, will offer foraging walks and woodland trails; wilderness craft workshops and wild food demonstrations, and […]

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Find your wild self with Scotland’s Foraging Fortnight 2020

Following its success in 2019, Scotland’s LEADER-funded Foraging Fortnight will make a return in 2020 with an even bigger and better itinerary! A programme packed with guided foraging walks, talks, workshops and cookery demonstrations will help to showcase the benefits of the wild plants growing all around us and has been designed for all ages. […]

Healthy Eating

Scotland’s first Foraging Fortnight reveals festival programme

The programme for Scotland’s first ever Foraging Fortnight, which runs from 31 August till 15 September, has officially been launched! This brand new festival, whose activities include woodland walks, wild food feasts, wellness workshops and foraged cocktails, is set to bring together more than 100 different events from across Scotland’s five diverse regions. From the […]

Natural Remedies

Could reishi mushrooms hold the key to anti-ageing?

In ancient China, emperors were the only people allowed to eat reishi mushrooms. Dubbed ‘the mushroom of immortality’, they were incredibly rare and thought to be able to extend life. Now, it’s thought that there may be more to their life-extending properties than just myth. New research published this month shows that scientists have been […]