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Monthly Archives: August 2009

MCofS fight back in waymarking debate

The Mountaineering Council of Scotland have fought back today against calls for Scotland’s mountains to have continental style waymarking. The debate began an article in the Herald newspaper where journalist Iain MacWhirter called for the routes on the Munros and

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Pressendye wind farm rejected

Following reports last week that Planners were recommending refusal, the application to site a wind farm on Pressendye has now been formally rejected by the Local Authority. Aberdeenshire Councillors who made the decision were cheered by anti-wind farm campaigners who

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Posted in Conservation

Munro list to be updated in September

According to the Relative Hills of Britain news group on Yahoo, the Munro Society has completed 4 surveys this year and will be announcing a change to the Munro list in September. Reportedly, the following Munros, all currently with a

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Posted in Walking News

Ancient art uncovered at Ben Lawers

Pre-historic artwork which has lain undiscovered for centuries has been uncovered on Ben Lawers by an amateur archaeologist. The ancient carvings were discovered by rock art enthusiast George Currie. The art is similar to other prehistoric pieces found in the

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Posted in Walking News

Walker thanks his rescuers and raises funds

Last March, four Mountain Rescue Teams, search and rescue dog handlers, and the Stornaway Coastguard helicopter were involved in a search for missing walker, John Mulgrew. Mr Mulgrew, aged 62 from Uddingston, and an experienced hill walker of 20 years,

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4000’ers MRT fundraiser Michael Tunney to appear on TV

Michael Tunney, who has been raising money over the summer for Mountain Rescue and the Police treatment centre that helped him to walk again following a mountain fall, is due to appear on STV’s The Hour on Monday 16 August

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