Technology focused with a grounding in science and engineering. Regular contributor in travel, news, and sport publications.
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For well over a hundred years the lifeboat station in St Abbs has been pulling swimmers, divers, and sailors from treacherous seas and dangerous conditions on a regular basis. Crews dispatched from St Abbs harbour have saved 230 people in total since opening in 1911.
Since opening, the station had seen tremendous success and become a beacon of safety and security for those on and around the local coastline. However, in recent years, the crew itself has faced threats of its own.
Dalkeith Country Park is a large country estate set just on the outskirts of Edinburgh. Well served by both public transport links and visitor parking, the grounds have plenty to attract visitors with interesting architecture, abundant nature walks and a vast playground park.
Necessity is often said to be the mother of invention, but good luck and sheer laziness are certainly a close aunt and uncle. Some of the most influential inventions ever created came to their inventors by accidental mishap or sheer dumb luck..
Just seven years ago, being passionate about gaming and passionate about Linux were two vastly different hobbies. To say you were a Linux gamer meant you once played relatively obscure indy releases, doom ports, or the penguin based Mario Cart racing clone Tuxcart.
Walking in nature is proven to have heaps of health benefits for both brain and body. Within Scotland, right here in the central belt, we have extraordinary fortune when it comes to the quality and quantity of nature on our doorstep.
No other simple device has the power to change the world in the way that an open electronic reader does. One with the hardware capability of the current crop of popular devices, but the software to browse freely and shop from any store. An e-reader that can be expanded on, added too and modified endlessly to the whim of its owner. Such a device yields the power to change how we both read, write, and publish for the better.
The Pentland hills of Edinburgh have much to offer. Even if you haven’t yet ventured up there, you have most likely admired them from the city’s viewpoints. Whether you are intimately familiar with the hills or a first time visitor, there are plenty of walks throughout the park that offer an ideal short nature retreat.