Features Sneak Peek: May 22, 2021

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Join Willie Shand on his visit to Alva Glen in our May 22, 2021 issue.

It might be the smallest county in Scotland, but Clackmannanshire is still worth exploring as it boasts an extensive network of countryside paths.

Willie is captivated by the area and visits the Silver Burn, named so because of its close proximity to a silver mine. The silver it produced was one of the richest native ores ever found in Britain.

Positive Ageing

May 22, 2021 issue

Photograph by SwaG.

Last year, the Centre For Ageing Better, in collaboration with Public Health England, launched a competition to rethink the symbols used to represent older age groups.

They wanted to challenge stereotypes associated with the elderly – in particular, the familiar illustrations depicting bent backs and walking sticks.

They asked designers to create an age-positive sign that was simple, instantly recognisable and appropriately represented today’s older people. Dianne Boardman finds out more.

A Force For Good

May 22, 2021 issue

Photograph courtesy of City of London Police.

Mounted police have played a part in British policing for over 200 years, and horses were once the only effective way to patrol roadways and cover greater distances.

However, even today, mounted police provide an invaluable service. Gillian Harvey finds out more.

World On A String

May 22, 2021 issue

Photograph courtesy of the Leith family.

Born in 1876, Eliza “Liza” Honeyman began her lessons on the violin with her father at the tender age of five. At the age of just fourteen, she was accepted as a violin student at the prestigious Royal College of Music in London. After just five years of study, Eliza was invited to perform for Queen Victoria at Windsor Castle in 1895. Rachael Durkin finds out more.

Elsewhere, we have a range of low-fat and low-salt recipes to tie in with Stroke Awareness Month, plus we have a pattern to knit a pretty top. We hope you enjoy the magazine. Please let us know what you think.

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