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David Lintern

Conservation, land and the Clearances

A series of recent newspaper articles have claimed conservation designations are a modern day Highland Clearances. Using the shameful past to divide people and place is no answer to Scotland’s present challenges, says David Lintern. We need to talk about an ...

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Our pick: Scotland's West Highland beaches

Whilst most people associate Scottish landscapes with mountains and glens, the coastline is equally magnificent. When it comes to beaches, there is truly an unmatched range from tiny rocky coves to majestic windswept bays of perfect shell sand. There's really ...

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Ben Dolphin

The day I sunbathed with an adder

I think it’s safe to say I’m more interested in nature now than I was 15 years ago. That’s when the outdoors went from being my hobby to being my passion. But even before then I had a ...

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Peter Macfarlane

Give Me Shelter

Last December I included the Lomo Emergency Shelter as part of my winter gear round-up and it's proved a useful bit of kit for getting out of the winter winds on the hills. Lunch can be eaten with a friend ...

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Our pick: 10 walks to tidal islands

Scotland's Islands. There is always something magical about visiting them. Usually this means taking a boat - but there are also many islands to which you can walk across the sands or stony shores at low tide. Look at the ...

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Cameron McNeish

Time to end the selfish greed of the Victorian era

Cameron McNeish wrote this tribute before the sad news of Dick Balharry's death, aged 77. I’M writing this article as both a tribute to a close friend who is suffering from terminal cancer and as a rallying call to Scotland’s conservationists, ...

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Ben Dolphin

Gorse - the yellowest of flowers

If you had to describe each Scottish season using just one colour, which would you choose? Well, firstly, let’s overlook the fact that every season can feel like October in some years and let’s assume there are the traditional ...

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Linda Cracknell

The Writers’ Path: across the hills to Moniack Mhor

Linda Cracknell is an-award winning Highlands-based writer known for her creative approach to exploring wild places and man's interaction with them. Her Walkhighlands' essays cover the cultural aspects of the Scottish landscape on a quarterly basis. Always keen to make my ...

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