Staying connected while socially distanced from friends and family is vital for our well-being, according to mental health expert Dr Sam Beckett. Dr Beckett, a psychologist and counselling team lead for local mental health charity, Stepping Stones, said it is not unusual to be … [Read more...] about Mind Your Mind
by Paul Murdoch Surrounded by moorland, farmland, rivers, lochs, hills and crags - our area is teaming with wildlife. Here are a few recent snapshots. I call this ﬁrst photo my ‘leaping Bambi’ picture. I spotted the Roe Deer buck in a grassy ﬁeld as I climbed the … [Read more...] about Nature on the Hoof
Do you find yourself drinking more than normal? If so you’re not alone as lockdown has coincided with a spike in alcohol sales. If you are worrying that your drinking – or that of a loved one – is starting to get out of control, the team at local alcohol support charity is … [Read more...] about Is Booze Your Lockdown Buddy?