Features Sneak Peek: February 22 Issue

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This sneak peek begins predictably: with our cover feature. This week, we’re exploring the countryside around Ballater in Aberdeenshire.

Willie Shand checks out the area overlooking the River Dee, and is spoilt for choice for stately castles to explore.

Willie shares tips on what to see, how to get there and, most importantly, where to stop for a tea break along the way.

Learn about the royal connection in Ballater, and why it is home to so many bridges!

Dogs Helping Kids

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Photograph courtesy of Dogs Helping Kids.

Bill Gibb meets the founder of Dogs Helping Kids. The charity brings specially trained dogs into places of education in order to assist children’s learning and boost their confidence and wellbeing.

Discover how these clever canines make a significant difference to children’s development.

Shrove Tuesday

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Alex Corlett looks at the traditions surrounding Shrove Tuesday.

As well as reflecting on the Christian origins of this annual occurrence, Alex discovers the lesser known traditions associated with Shrove Tuesday.

From pancake races to shrovetide football, there are many ways people choose to celebrate this significant Tuesday.

Art for everyone

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Photograph courtesy of Ghislaine Howard.

Ghislaine Howard is an artist whose work focuses on the human experience. She tells Dianne Boardman about her painting and why she feels everyone can use art as a means of contemplation.

Read all about her career in this week’s issue.

Perfect pancakes



Broaden your repertoire of pancake recipes just in time for Shrove Tuesday. We like the look of this Mexican Pancake Stack!

We have both sweet and savoury pancakes for you to try, including a Banana And Salted Caramel Dutch Pancake, Italian Crespelle Pancakes and more.

Elsewhere in this week’s issue: discover why weeds can be good for your garden, learn a language for free, read up on goldfish, and much more.

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Mairi Hughes