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David Lintern

Shooting the Breeze - Eve Russell interview

David Lintern catches up with a wildlife photographer and graphic artist living and working in the north. Where are you based and why? I live on the Black Isle, just North of Inverness, with stunning views of the Fyrish monument and Ben ...

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The Bone Caves of Inchnadamph

It's wonderful when a place surprises you, when something you think might just make an interesting diversion actually turns out to be something extraordinary, something revelatory. Perhaps even something profound. The Bone Caves of Inchnadamph were somewhere I’d driven past innumerable ...

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Cameron McNeish

Waterfall - the voice of the mountains

THE trail climbed steeply out of the creek's gully to follow a crest that paralleled the edge of the cliffs. Soon, it gently dropped down to the clear waters of Yosemite Creek where white granite slabs sloped down to the ...

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Our pick: Walks from the NC500, Part 2

This is the second part of our pick of walks from the NC500 road-trip route around the North of Scotland. The first half can be read here. Glencanisp circuit, Lochinver The NC500 continues northwards from Ledmore junction, passing the atmospheric ruins of ...

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Our pick: walks from the NC500

The NC500 - the 'NC' standing for North Coast - has become a hugely popular road-trip route around the North Highlands over the last few years. The route - a loop around northern Scotland from Inverness - has acheived wide ...

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Charlotte Milburn

Environmental Volunteering and the Cairngorms National Park

Volunteers are everywhere! What - or perhaps who - do you think of when you hear the word 'volunteer'? Maybe the many volunteers forming part of the Mountain Rescue services across the country? Perhaps helping out with your children’s sports team? ...

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David Lintern

Search and Rescue

Britain's voluntary land-based mountain rescue teams are supported by professional helicopter search and rescue operations. David Lintern visits the new Coastguard Search and Rescue base at Prestwick. Prestwick SAR (search and rescue) became operational in Jan 2016, and in that year ...

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The best idea we ever had

It is John Muir Day this Friday 21 April. It should be the perfect excuse to get out walking, writes Kevin Lelland of the John Muir Trust. "The best idea we ever had," said Pulitzer Prize winning author and associate of ...

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