An island off the coast of Scotland boasts some of the richest and easy to reach archaeology in the UK. So why isn’t it better known? Kenneth Brophy and Gavin MacGregor investigate and raise a call to arms.
With its enchanting song and striking orange bill, the blackbird is one of the UK's best-loved birds. But robins, swifts, goldfinches and jackdaws can be equally captivating and, in The Blackbird Diaries, Karen Lloyd shares her deep-rooted affection for all our treasured garden wildlife. Over the four seasons, she intimately chronicles the drama and the joy, the perils and the pleasures of the natural world as it all unfolds in her garden and, in this exclusive extract, the Hebridean islands of Mull and Staffa.
Under the blistering summer sun, adventurer Ian Packham explores the religious and cultural connections that many Sri Lankans have with the Mahaweli Ganga, the country’s longest river, which he followed in its entirety, 208 miles from source to sea.