Month: February 2015

An Interview with Bear Grylls

ADVENTURER BEAR GRYLLS HAS EMBARKED ON MANY CHALLENGES THROUGHOUT THE COURSE OF HIS LIFE, FROM CLIMBING MOUNT EVEREST A MERE 18 MONTHS AFTER BREAKING HIS BACK, TO SERVING FOR THREE YEARS AS A RESERVIST WITH THE SAS. However, his latest project may be his most daring yet, as he hosts _Mission Survive_, a new ITV show which features eight celebrities learning how to survive in the jungle. The cast includes Rugby World Cup winner Mike Tindall, double Olympic gold medalist Kelly Holmes, pop stars Jamelia and Max George, actors Emilia and Laurence Fox, comedian Tom Rosenthal, and model Vogue...

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An interview with Sir Chris Hoy

To call Sir Chris Hoy a high achiever would be an understatement. The cyclist has brought home an armful of Olympic medals, managing to remain humble in the process. “I’ve been pretty lucky to do what I love for so many years,” he says, and since retiring from professional cycling in 2013, Hoy hasn’t stepped far from the saddle. Now, the athlete turned entrepreneur has gotten involved in the other end of the biking spectrum, working on carbon bikes, kids’ bikes, track bikes and more with his business, HOY bikes. “I’m just trying to put back a bit into...

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Closing Date Approaches for Tartan Treasures 2015

Make a note in your diary – the February 20 closing date for the Tartan Treasures writing competition is only days away. The Tartan Treasures Competition 2015 is part of the Tartan Day Scotland Festival - which celebrates all aspects of Scotland - and entrants have been asked to write a real or imaginary diary entry recalling a place, a time, an occasion or a person with a Scottish connection. This annual competition is for non-published writers of all ages, with entries limited to 200-400 words for the under-16 category and 400-800 words for the over-16 category. The organisers...

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Tartan Day Scotland Festival

Tartan Day marks the signing of the Declaration of Arbroath in 1320 at Arbroath Abbey. The Tartan Day Scotland Festival 2015 takes place from the 3rd to the 12th April and features a programme of events, including a family fun day on the 6th April at Arbroath Abbey, which commemorate all that is best about Scotland and the...

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Summer in Angus

With great food to share, dramatic coastlines, picturesque towns and villages and world famous golf courses, Angus offers a unique experience for visitors and is the ideal destination for a short break. Summer brings out a special energy across Angus with a full programme of vibrant events and festivals. From music festivals such as Mofest and Bonfest, to highland games and transport extravaganzas there really is something for everyone! So why not take a look at the many events taking place across Angus this summer and pay us a visit....

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