Meet Doctor Cheema…
Mar03

Meet Doctor Cheema…

MODERATE exercise and healthy eating go a long way to ensuring well-being says Waqar Cheema who recently took up the role of permanent doctor at Drymen Health Centre. “This is such a good area for walking and exercise,” says Doctor Cheema when asked for his opinion on staying well. “And eating plenty of fruit, vegetables and grilling food rather than frying.” It’s what we’ve all known for ages, but...

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Geology rocks at Balmaha visitor centre
Sep28

Geology rocks at Balmaha visitor centre

KIDS and adults alike literally got a taste for geology at Balmaha visitor centre yesterday (Sunday 27 September). For before building erupting volcanos and enjoying a guided geology walk around the area, participants in the latest Wild Balmaha event learned about the local geology by comparing rock types and behaviours to….chocolate! Seasonal ranger Ian McNab’s interactive talk used chocolate for props to give his...

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Hydro partnership boosts Cashel development
Jul22

Hydro partnership boosts Cashel development

SELECT creative and craft business could soon moving into cost-effective idyllic workshop and studio space at Cashel thanks to a partnership with one of the UK’s fastest growing hydro electric plant developers, DHG Hydro. And as well as providing the income for Cashel to establish a creative hub, the hydro company’s ongoing investment and profit sharing is enabling the site’s owner – The Forest Trust Company, a subsidiary of the Royal...

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SCENE: What ARE they doing out there?
Jun25

SCENE: What ARE they doing out there?

RESEARCHERS and students at the Scottish Centre for Ecology and the Natural Environment (SCENE) are at the forefront of studies looking into the effects of urbanisation on the food chain. Working from SCENE near Sallochy on the east side of Loch Lomond, lead field co-ordinator Jess Clark and her fellow researchers are using a variety of methods to trap mosquitos, blackfly, midges and other vectors – carriers of diseases that aren’t...

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