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January Blues – the call of the north

I write this on ‘Blue Monday’, the day associated with winter doldrums, when holiday companies prey upon our sense of daylight deprivation, lack of exercise, divorce from life ‘out there’. It’s when I feel most like hibernating, so it was

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Posted in Magazine

Exploring the Celtic Rainforest

A bit of rebranding works wonders for the underappreciated. Back in my bagging days the idea of spending more than an hour roaming a squelchy woodland would have been a complete anathema to me. Not that I didn’t appreciate woodland

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Posted in Conservation, Magazine

Gear review: Berghaus Fast Hike Trousers

Recommended Price: £95 Weight: 320g I’ve been testing these lightweight trousers over the last three months. Whilst they are not the lightest I’ve worn, they seem extremely robust – showing not even the slightest signs of wear so far; the

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Posted in Gear reviews, Magazine, Trousers

Our Wonderful Access Legislation That Almost Wasn’t

Cameron McNeish looks back at an unlikely event that ensured the success of our much lauded Scottish access legislation. ACCESS campaigners in Scotland have been celebrating the 15th anniversary of the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003, probably the most significant

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Posted in Access issues, Magazine

North to the Future

I walked through Edinburgh’s West End after yet another late night in the office. First one in and last one out again. On crossing Shandwick Place, I kept my head down and avoided eye contact with other pedestrians but allowed

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Posted in Magazine

15 years of Access Rights celebrated

Outdoor personalities, politicians and access campaigners came together at the Scottish Parliament last night to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the passing of the nation’s world-class access legislation. Cabinet Secretary Roseanna Cunningham and Richard Lochhead MSP were among the 100

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Posted in Access issues



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