2019 – a year of change

You’ll have to forgive me for the selfish nature of this post. Originally, I thought about doing my usual ‘review of the year in the countryside’ with news on everything from TB to rural crime, HS2, the weather and the impact of Brexit and the election. However, I thought I would review my own yearContinue reading “2019 – a year of change”

ThinkingCountry Christmas Message 2018

We live in times of division: wars and terrorist acts declared in the name of religion, Brexit splitting the UK down the middle into ‘Remainers’ and ‘Brexiteers’ and extreme inequality dictating the haves and have-nots. Uncertainty seemingly rules the roost, with nobody able to second guess where the political and social framework of the worldContinue reading “ThinkingCountry Christmas Message 2018”

The Myth of England

To me, England is the country, and the country is England. And when I ask myself what I mean by England, when I think of England when I am abroad, England comes to me though my various senses – through the ear, through the eye and through certain imperishable scents. .The sounds of England, theContinue reading “The Myth of England”

Ecotourism – is it helping? – Guest Post by John Stuart

The Earth’s demise has been predicted by hundreds of different cultures through the ages. But we don’t know when or how it’ll end. We do know, however, that every day, the Earth’s lifespan is lowered by the people that inhabit it. The changes are happening all around us but none are feeling the strain moreContinue reading “Ecotourism – is it helping? – Guest Post by John Stuart”

How much of an Impact could Scottish Independence have on Farmers in Scotland? – Guest Post by Justin Fox

With more than 290,000 people working in farming, and more than 70% of the UK’s land under agricultural use, farming has a huge impact, directly and indirectly, on all of us. With many farmers and related businesses operating on both sides of the Scottish border, there would inevitably be significant repercussions for many companies, ifContinue reading “How much of an Impact could Scottish Independence have on Farmers in Scotland? – Guest Post by Justin Fox”