FionaOutdoors Blog

And a big thank-you to my sis-in-law 0

And a big thank-you to my sis-in-law

Janie is my sister-in-law. The wife of my only brother and the mother of my only nephlet. I’ve known and     been friends with Janie for many years. But until recently I had...

Morning’s cycle with the LEJOG girls 0

Morning’s cycle with the LEJOG girls

The LEJOG (Land’s End to John O’Groats) sisters, Sue and Ali (along with three friends) have been cycling for 10 days now. They arrived in Glasgow last night and so I decided to join...

Dress up for the new Edinburgh Rat Run 0

Dress up for the new Edinburgh Rat Run

A new event is likely to capture the imagination of a host of runners –and office workers – this summer! The inaugural Edinburgh Rat Run on Friday July 16 will see up to 100...

A great weekend in Scotland’s great outdoors 3

A great weekend in Scotland’s great outdoors

It seems that the god of outdoors weather was out with us this weekend. The G-Force and I had planned a weekend that would include some Munro bagging and a big cycle. I’d fancied...

Why Twitter has improved my “solo” work life 0

Why Twitter has improved my “solo” work life

Working on your own at home as a self-employed journo, writer, blogger etc can be a lonely business. I’ve actually grown to like spending most of my time on my own but there are...

Wild Man goes even Wilder for charity 0

Wild Man goes even Wilder for charity

Some people will do the maddest things just to get a fish supper. Last year, the Glasgow Triathlon Club completed their own crazy Big Long Chippy Run Triathlon from the west coast of Scotland...

3 Scottish outdoors guides 0

3 Scottish outdoors guides

Perhaps you have seen these VisitScotland guides at local tourist centres or in accommodation providers around Scotland? They are filled with info about great places for adventure, walking and mountain biking/road cycling in Scotland....

Only the finest dining for Cal Chall hubbies 2

Only the finest dining for Cal Chall hubbies

The husbands of several friends are taking part in this year’s Caledonian Challenge. The event involves a hike of 54 miles non-stop along the West Highland Way (the original in a stable of Scotland’s...