Monthly Archives: January 2012

Ratty shows head for heights on Beinn Eighe

Coire Mhic Fhearchair

The enigmatic water vole may be associated with our water and river systems but scientists have revealed it is it thriving almost 700 metres up a Scottish hill. Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve in Wester Ross managed by Scottish Natural

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Culra Bothy fully open again


The Mountain Bothy Assocation says that the Ben Alder estate has made temporary repairs to the roof of Culra bothy which was damaged in the December storms. The room that was affected is now watertight and the bothy is once

Posted in Access issues, Walking News

JMT launches wild land management website


The John Muir Trust today launched its new Wild Land Management Standards website which illustrates the principles that guide its management of wild land. Aimed at other land managers and anyone interested in managing land with a focus on improving

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Hunt is on to spot Glen Nevis Red Squirrels


John Muir Trust Nevis conservation officer Lewis Pate spotted a perfectly split hazelnut shell left by a red squirrel enjoying a nutty treat in Steall Gorge, Glen Nevis. This is the first recorded evidence of squirrels in this location. Lewis

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Rare bugs and other species unearthed in the Highlands

Azure Hawker dragonfly

Biodiversity surveys carried out on Trees for Life’s Dundreggan Estate, in Glen Moriston last year have revealed a range of rare and endangered species. The new discoveries on the 10,000-acre estate include the first Scottish record of one species of

Posted in Conservation

Rescued walker dies of injuries


A 19-year-old walker who was airlifted to Raigmore Hospital on Monday (23 January) after a fall in the Gairloch area has sadly died in hospital. Craig Cathie, 19, from Moodiesburn, near Glasgow was walking in a group of 16 in

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