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Monthly Archives: May 2012

Wild Lochaber Festival kicks off

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A festival showcasing the wild places and wildlife of Lochaber starts on Friday 1 June. Based around Fort William the Wild Lochaber Festival includes a varied programme of walks, boat trips, wildlife safaris, kayak adventures and rock safaris. There will

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Memorial for Ben More war grave

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A memorial is to be placed near the graves of the aircrew of a plane which crashed on the slopes of Ben More in Assynt in April 1941. The Commonwealth War Graves Commission is hoping to trace the relatives of

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Midge forecasts back for 2012

glencoelochan

This year has seen predictions of either a bumper or a lean year for that scourge of walkers, the Scottish midge. Once again the Scottish Midge Forecast will be providing forecasts of the level of midges in each area to

Posted in Walking News


Night of Adventure planned for Edinburgh

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Adventurer Alastair Humphreys will be hosting a Night of Adventure in Edinburgh on 18 June in aid of charity, Hope and Homes for Children. The organisers promise this will be an exciting, adventure filled evening where an eclectic collection of

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Scottish Nature Photo Comp open for entries

sea-eagle

To celebrate Scotland's amazing biodiversity, Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) is launching a free photo contest today. As part of Scottish Biodiversity Week festivities, SNH is encouraging Scots to enjoy nature by capturing their favourite natural places and wildlife. The sixth

Posted in Conservation

Rare parasitic flower alive and well in the Dollar Glen

Toothwort in the Dollar Glen

Ecologists have discovered new colonies of an extremely rare flowering plant in Scotland whilst checking the condition of woodland at Dollar Glen. The extremely rare parasitic flower Toothwort was thought to have disappeared from the glen, having last been spotted

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