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Linda Cracknell

The toughest paper-round in the UK?

I do like a walk with a purpose, so I revelled in planning the delivery of a newspaper-style publication to an MBA bothy. Uags is perched on the far southern tip of the Applecross peninsula, curled around by the waters ...

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Ben Dolphin

The Common Frog: Hopping for a good spring!

The first frogspawn of the year usually takes me by surprise. It shouldn't of course, because it's an annual event as reliable as the first green shoots of grass rising from the barren, brown hillsides. But when I see those ...

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Heather Morning

The Swiss Cheese

A thoughtful reflection on lessons learnt from accidents during the winter of 2018 by Mountaineering Scotland's Mountain Safety Adviser Heather Morning. There is no doubt that this winter has been memorable. Extensive snow cover, combined with low temperatures has provided us ...

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Karen Thorburn Blog 004-4 Sunset over Rum, Bay of Laig
Karen Thorburn

Haven

I stood on the shoreline at Laig, surveying my surroundings. The coastline was peppered with large boulders known as concretions; hard rocks eroded out of the softer cliff face over millions of years; a timescale incomprehensible in my world of ...

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David Lintern

Shooting the Breeze - Beka Globe

Our occasional series of interviews with landscape photographers living and working in Scotland continues. David Lintern talks with the singular Harris based artist Beka Globe. Tell us about first arriving on the island. Why did you go there as a child, ...

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Our native red squirrel
Ben Dolphin

Saving Red Squirrels

Back in November I wrote a piece for Walkhighlands about pine martens, in which I referred to a study that was underway at the time into their intriguing relationship with both red and grey squirrels. The results of that study ...

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Can we live with lynx?

A landmark new book, The Lynx and Us, is being published next month by Scotland: The Big Picture. Here the author of the book Dr David Hetherington, the UK's leading lynx expert, asks what it would be like to live ...

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Karen Thorburn Blog 003-4 The Fife Coastal Path at Pittenweem
Karen Thorburn

Walk on

Three years ago, in March 2015, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity arose to witness a 96% solar eclipse darken the skies over northern Scotland. My husband and I parked up behind Evanton before breakfast and began an hour-long ascent of Cnoc Fyrish. ...

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