Monthly Archives: June 2012

Grey Mare's Tail exhibition in Moffat


An exhibition of stunning photography of Grey Mare’s Tail Nature Reserve opens on Sunday at Craigieburn Garden and Cafe near Moffat. The exhibition is to mark the anniversary of Grey Mare’s Tails 50 years in the care of the National

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Victorinox Rucksack

Inspired by the wholesome antics of such scallywags as the Famous Five, generations of children have badgered their parents for their very own pocketknife with which to whittle twigs and eat an apple really impressively. With knives carrying a stigma

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New Tyndrum to Oban long distance path planned


A proposed path running from Tyndrum to Oban has the potential to attract 32,000 visitors per annum and bring £1m a year in to the local economy, according to a report published today by Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH). If the

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Police appeal after Eagle poisoning in Lochaber

Golden Eagle

Golden Eagle The police have issued an appeal for informtion after tests showed that a golden eagle found dead near Morar in Lochaber had been poisoned. RSPB Scotland said it was the third known eagle poisoning incident in the area

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Mountain activities planned for Ben Lawers


The National Trust for Scotland team at Ben Lawers are hosting a packed programme of events, including walks and a navigation course, over the next few weeks. Events get underway with an introduction to mountain plant identification which takes place

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Beinn Eighe may lose Unesco designation

Coire Mhic Fhearchair

Wester Ross Alliance, a community group, is worried that Beinn Eighe in Torridon, may lose its Unesco Biosphere Status designation. The designation gives areas greater international recognition among scientists and tourists. The alliance is working with the Centre for Mountain

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