This section covers environmental issues to do with wildlife and the countryside. You are also encouraged to get out and about on foot and on your bike. Anthony Robson provides some suggested cycling routes and John Davidson has provided a number of walks you might like to try.

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Inspired by Autumn

As November steadily marches on, scudding winds giving way to icy paths, two poems from Elizabeth Nallon, a writer from Bonnyrigg, remind us of the beauty of autumn

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Women Run Strong

Calling all women runners

During long runs, when fatigue is setting in and energy levels are sinking fast, I often fantasise about a steady supply of sugar to fuel me on the way, some friendly encouragement to keep going and a welcome glass of something fizzy at the end.

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Breathe In Gorgeous Gullane

If you ever feel like you’re too busy and too stressed to even contemplate a weekend away, I have an easy solution: a night at The Golf Inn in the pretty coastal village of Gullane.

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Spring Forward

The days are just a little  longer, the light a touch clearer, and the clocks have gone forward: spring is officially here. Midlothian poet and artist, Jacqueline McDonnell celebrates by putting some colour into our lives over this early Easter break.

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Botanic Lights 2015 – Seasons In Colour

‘As darkness descends, follow a magical trail of light through the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, and experience four seasons in just one night’.

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Golden Years For Rambling

These days it can sometimes seem like there’s a new report highlighting the benefits of going for a walk which is published almost on a weekly basis!  We now have a growing body of scientific evidence demonstrating that walking isn’t just good for keeping you physically fit, it’s also hugely beneficial for mental health as well.  Read the rest of this entry »

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