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September 21, 2009

Fortunately, excursions to the Outer Hebrides aren’t made or broken by the weather…for dour folk, the Hebrideans are weather optimists: whatever comes next, it won’t be the same twice. Very like the sport. After grouse, the odd snipe or passing plover, and a whatever the collective noun is for 3 salmonid species, we’d stretched FlyBe’s […]

September 17, 2009

For every keen shot, August 12th is a red letter day in the sporting calendar: the glorious 12th, the start of the grouse season, harbinger of sport to come. This year I took a mixed bag of guns to enjoy the 12th and 14th on the moor above Grassington, North Yorkshire. The lovely Elizabeth and […]