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Skills for the Hills this Spring

Mountaineering Scotland announce a series of evenings in April to brush up your hillwalking skills.

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Karen Thorburn

Out of the woods

Finding peace and mental renewal on a mindful walk in the woods.

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Ben Dolphin

'Insect apocalypse': my waking nightmare

Like anyone with more than a passing interest in the environment I keep a keen eye on the latest headlines from the natural world. There’s plenty of good news to celebrate...

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Wild land and its critics

The very idea of protecting Scotland's "wild land" provokes heated debate on social media. Many people see wild land as something vital under threat, whilst others claim it simply doesn't exist. Paul Webster takes a look at the debate around ...

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Linda Cracknell

A Circuitry of Ways Old and New

This time last year I wrote for Walkhighlands about the joy of spending early January amidst the scalding, short light on more Northern Islands. But the island this time is Harris.

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