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Linda Cracknell

Street Play in Edinburgh

For over four years in the early 1990s, when I lived near Stirling and travelled to work by train, I walked a short distance through the convulsions of Edinburgh's Old Town from Waverley Station to a small close off the ...

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Hillwalkers urged to check stalking information

Hillwalkers are once again being urged to check for possible deer stalking taking place on estates before heading out to the hills. With the stag stalking season underway up until 20th October, this helps reduce the chance of disturbing stag ...

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Ben Dolphin

The Snowman’s return: stepping back in time to 1899

Last week I found myself accompanying fellow lifelong snow enthusiast Iain Cameron to Creag Meagaidh for a second time. Our first visit (and indeed our first meeting) had been back in October 2014 when we headed to Raeburn’s Gully, high ...

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Mark Avery

Mark Avery: The Inglorious 12th

With the grouse shooting season upon us once more, environmental campaigner Dr Mark Avery asks for support from walkers. We all head into the hills to get away from it all, to refresh our souls and to get back to nature. ...

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Short film: Isolation

I S O L A T I O N is a short film about a character who abandons societies predictability in a bid to uncover the secrets buried within the mysterious and dramatic landscape of the Scottish Highlands. .embed-container { position: ...

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Our pick: the 10 finest Munros

The Munros are the mountains in Scotland over 3000 feet high. First catalogued by Sir Hugh Munro in 1891, the list has been revised ever since to keep up to date with the latest height measurements, and opinions on which ...

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David Lintern

A remarkable walk: Beinn Eighe Mountain Trail

David Lintern is woo’ed by the Beinn Eighe woodlands. This visit to Coille na Glas Letire - ‘the wood of the grey slope’ - was something of a pilgrimage for me; it's where British Conservation stopped being theoretical and became physical. ...

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Cameron McNeish

Munro-bagging - what counts as a genuine ascent?

I was on Meall nan Tarmachan the other day enjoying the bonus of starting my climb at a healthy 500 metres above sea level. I mentioned this to a couple of guys I met close to the summit and one ...

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