Entries open for Mountain Writing Competition

Ben Nevis

Writers with a taste for the high life are being sought by the Mountaineering Council of Scotland for its long running literary competition. The MCofS Mountain Writing Competition seeks out the best in mountain writing, whether fact or fiction, prose

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Community Buyout planned for Great Bernera

Great Bernera

Residents of Great and Little Bernera, islands off the shores of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides, have voted in favour of a community buyout of the island. Last week 142 people voted in favour of the plan and 37 against

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Lower drink drive limit now in force


Scotland&apos’s drink drive limit has been lowered and comes into effect today (Friday 5th December). The new limit will bring Scotland in line with the rest of Europe, lowering the limit from 80mg of alcohol per 100ml of blood to

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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?


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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