Spectacular winter mountains can also be a dangerous place to be. Scotland’s mountaineering experts are offering a series of events that could, they said, save your life. The Mountaineering Council of Scotland is staging its annual winter safety lectures at two popular venues, along with five further evenings at Tiso stores across Scotland. This season’s

Has anyone out there got this piece of equipment yet?  This is a device that connects to your smartphone and allows you to connect to the outside world from many (although not all) of the remotest places in the world. It sounds great in theory but how much does it cost over and above the

You can now contact the 999 emergency services by SMS text from your mobile. This will be particularly useful for those needing assistance when mobile reception is poor and there’s not enough signal to make a call. You’ll only be able to use this service if you’ve registered with emergency SMS. To register, text REGISTER