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Yearly Archives: 2008

Lochluichart windfarm approved

The Scottish Government has given final approval to a 17 turbine windfarm at Lochluichart between Achnasheen and Garve. The Mountaineering Council of Scotland was one of the bodies who objected to the proposal on the grounds that the turbines would

Posted in Conservation

NTS says sew to save St Kilda puffins

The National Trust for Scotland, is looking for volunteers with a talent for sewing to make simple bags to help save lost puffin chicks on the Dual World Heritage Site, St Kilda.   Every year, dozens of pufflings become disorientated

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Climbers spend night in snow hole on Liathach

Three climbers were forced to spend much of Sunday night in a snow-hole high on Liathach after they became stuck on the Torridon mountain as night fell. In a joint rescue with the Torridon Mountain Rescue team, the three men

Posted in Walking News


Irvine Butterfield recognised with top Award

Irvine Butterfield – Perthshire based writer, photographer and mountain enthusiast – was today granted the John Muir Trust’s Lifetime Achievement Award at the Dundee Mountain Festival. Irvine has dedicated his life to the conservation of wild land and has authored

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Star gazing spots sought

The short days and long dark nights may be a winter curse to many hill walkers but a Scottish project is seeking to get people to use this time to appreciate the stars and report the best places to view

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Scottish Beavers Arrive in UK

The Scottish Beaver Trial took one step closer to the UK’s first native mammal reintroduction when four beaver families arrived in Heathrow last night. The beavers, originally from Norway, will now spend six months in quarantine before being released in

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