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Double win for Perthshire writer

Perthshire writer Alan Laing has won not one but two prizes in a mountain writing competition. Alan, of Main Street, Balbeggie, has taken second prize in the prose section and third in the poetry section of the Mountaineering Council of

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Has Drum Castle’s ghost been captured on camera?

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Staff at the National Trust for Scotland’s 700 year-old Drum Castle have been left scratching their heads at a mysterious image captured by a webcam. The conservation charity’s wildlife team had set up cameras in the castle’s stables over the

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Clock change increases deer risk on roads

As the clocks turn back this evening, Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) is warning motorists that the risk of collisions between deer and vehicles increase in certain parts of Scotland. Car accidents involving deer peak at this time of year. With

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Get Outdoors Weekend inspired by Commonwealth Games

Ramblers Scotland is hoping that the inspiration of seeing Team Scotland in action, along with other athletes, will motivate everyone in the country to be a bit more active themselves. The first ever ‘Get Outdoors Weekend’, being held on the

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Body of missing Glen Etive hillwalker found

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UPDATE: The dead man has now been named as 55 year old Martin Livingstone from Coatbridge. The body of a hillwalker missing since Saturday has been found and recovered from Glen Etive. The man was reported missing after he failed

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Gaelic landscape and language talk in Portree

John Stuart-Murray will give an illustrated talk about his novel Reading the Gaelic Landscape at the Aros Centre on Skye on Saturday 26th July at 4.00pm. Reading the Gaelic Landscape aims to encourage people to read and understand Gaelic and

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