James A Pottinger, a retired marine engineer born in Shetland, photographed and researched around 350 vessels.
Alastair Cameron: road-mender and scholar
When she befriended a man who had been one of the last Hebridean drovers, Terry J Williams wanted to find out more about his former colleagues. In this first part of a serialisation of her book, she explains how she did so.
One of the pleasures about writing this column is receiving emails, letters and telephone calls from readers across the world.
John Macrae, the Lochcarron bard, died on January 31, 1929, at the age of 95.
Some years back, a few of my columns were made up of extracts from The Oban Times. As they appeared to be of wide interest, here are a few more.
What did people eat a century or so ago – and how was it cooked? Recipes are great sources.
A new book compares the peatlands of Scotland with those of the Netherlands, Germany, Ireland and even Australia.
Glittering exhibition tours to Stornoway.