Sally Huband visits the island of Foula to the west of Shetland on an intriguing mission to collect guano.Read More
Erik Kennedy lives on New Zealand's South Island. He wrote this poem after finding a wallet on the beach, having been lost by its owner in the North Island. Erik assures us that he turned it in to the police.Read More
What happened when one of the world's most prestigious fashion houses chose the Shetland Islands as the backdrop for its latest marketing campaign? The answer is something rather surprising and beautiful.
Creative director, Sarah Burton, and filmaker and photographer, Jamie Hawkesworth, wanted to embark on a journey of discovery. So, sharing a mutual love for British nature and wildlife, they headed to Shetland, the northernmost point of the country.
Featuring Mica Aganaraz, the campaign images are, according the Alexander McQueen website, 'the result of an adventure capturing a young, surreal and intoxicating beauty against the wild and rugged Scottish terrain.' As well as that, three local girls are shown playing in the hills and singing the anthem of Shetland's annual Up Hella Aa Viking fire festival.
A visit to the town of Tasiilaq in Greenland has Jemma Neville reflecting on the connections, near and far, old and new, that bind people and planet.Read More
In the second instalment from our Islay-based columnist, Mavis Gulliver shares some of her foraging secrets.Read More