Monthly Archives: July 2012

Torridon Walking Festival programme announced

Coire Mhic Fhearchair

Events for this year's Torridon Walking Festival will include full days tackling a number of Torridon peaks, as well as a scrambling course, a boat trip to Rona, and lower level walks. The Festival takes place between 8 and 10

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Deer stalking info for hillwalkers online


Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) is advising hill walkers to check online about deer stalking on estates before heading out for the hills. The stag stalking season (1st July to 20th October) is a popular time of year for walkers, so

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Deadline looming for nature photography comp


The deadline is fast approaching for Scottish Natural Heritage's (SNH) free photo contest, which aims to find Scotland's best nature photos. SNH is encouraging Scots to enjoy nature by capturing their favourite natural places and wildlife by July 31. The

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Conservation Trust responds to wind farm subsidy reduction


The John Muir Trust has responded to the announcement by the UK government of the new subsidy level for wind energy production, a reduction of only 10 per cent, by calling for legal protection for the top 10 per cent

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Charity aims to plant a million more trees

Gordon Buchanan (left) and Alan Watson Featherstone of Trees for Life

Conservation charity Trees for Life has announced an ambitious new goal to double its current rate of restoration work in Scotland's Caledonian Forest, with the establishment of one million more trees by planting and natural regeneration within five years. The

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Nevis Partnership hopeful of Lottery grant


The Nevis Partnership, the landscape charitable company dedicated to access issues for the Ben Nevis area, has been given a new lease of life as the Lottery has taken the first steps towards granting £1.8million to the Partnership. Last year

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