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Student Bike Expedition To Mongolia Wins Prince of Wales Award

The second of our prestigious 2019 Prince of Wales's Expeditionary Awards was presented by Lord-Lieutenant of Fife, Robert Balfour, yesterday. The Prince of Wales’s Expeditionary Awards highlight the very best in leadership, challenge, courage and planning. The annual awards are selected from over one hundred Cadet and Reservist expeditions supported…
bubmag
September 8, 2021
Scotland

Literary Landmark at Loch Katrine

Literary giants’ contribution to the birthplace of Scottish tourism to be celebrated with a landmark scenic tower and lookouts at Loch Katrine A fitting tribute to mark the 250th anniversary of the birth of Sir Walter Scott The Steamship Sir Walter Scott Trust has received the green light from the…
bubmag
September 6, 2021
Scotland

Nature-impoverished intensively-managed grouse moors cover over three-quarters of a million acres of Britain’s national parks, Rewilding Britain reveals

More than three-quarters of a million acres of Britain’s national parks are covered by intensively-managed grouse moors which leave nature impoverished and contribute to climate breakdown, new research by Rewilding Britain reveals. With the annual grouse shooting season recommencing on 12 August, the charity says its findings highlight the need…
bubmag
August 5, 2021
Scotland

New film asks Scottish Government and public to choose rewilding

An alliance of nature charities in Scotland is ramping up its call on the Scottish Government and people to choose rewilding at a critical moment in the country’s political and environmental history with the launch of a new short film. Despite Scotland’s reputation as a place of natural beauty, from…
bubmag
July 21, 2021
Scotland

New Award to Celebrate Sustainable Built Environment Projects in Scotland

Built environment projects that demonstrate excellence in continued and adaptive reuse will be celebrated by a new Sustainability Award for the Scottish Civic Trust My Place Awards 2021. The My Place Sustainability Award will honour community-led building, public realm and landscape projects that were completed in Scotland between 2001 and…
bubmag
March 25, 2021
Scotland

Why a Universal Society Is Unattainable

On Jan. 1, 2021, five long years after the vote for what’s become known as Brexit, and numerous marches before and after that national decision, some of which attracted more than 100,000 impassioned participants, Great Britain formally severed its nearly half century-long ties with the European Union. The decision, as…
bubmag
January 14, 2021
Scotland

A 4,500-star experience: best places for stargazing

How many stars are there in the universe? It’s a question asked regularly by professional and amateur astronomers alike.According to USBC Scienceline there are about ten billion galaxies and assuming there’s an average of 100 billion stars in each that means there’s about 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 (one billion trillion) stars in the…
bubmag
September 9, 2020
Scotland

Andrew Wasylyk

Dundee musician’s reconfiguration as Andrew Wasylyk has been one of Scottish music’s more pleasing transformations in recent times, affording the songwriter ample space to open his music up to fresh influences. This new LP is the third in a triptych of records that explores the East Coast of Scotland, reconfiguring…
bubmag
September 7, 2020
Scotland

Cycling holidays: explore the world on two wheels

A study commissioned during lockdown by Maier Sports revealed that Brits are keen to get outdoors and to book an activity holiday.In the survey of 1,740 respondents, 30% said they have taken up a new activity with walking, running, hiking and camping the most popular outdoor choices. Cycling has also become…
bubmag
September 2, 2020