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Monthly Archives: September 2009

Record spending for the MBA

The Mountain Bothy Association has revealed that its spending on maintaining its network of bothies has reached an all time high. In 2008/09, £45k was spent in maintaining 58 of the 100 buildings in MBA care. While some of the increase in spend was down to increased costs of materials and transport, the greater part of the increase from the previous year resulted from general higher levels of maintenance activity. Two major projects were completed during the year. A former schoolhouse at Duag Bridge in the northern Scottish Highlands, which had declined to a state of dereliction, was taken on

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Local community rallies against plans for Rannoch resort

The Rannoch community has re-acted with shock, disbelief and anger at the huge scale and unacceptable character of a massive proposed exclusive Golf, Hotel and Cosmetic Surgery complex at Dall on Loch Rannoch in Perthshire, overlooked by Schiehallion. This luxury development for the ‘super rich’ will lie along two miles of the shoreline of the loch. Malcolm James, the owner of Dall Estate (formerly Rannoch School), has applied to Perth & Kinross Council (PKC) to turn Dall Estate (48 hectares) and 380 hectares of public land currently owned by the Forestry Commission into a private and exclusive resort.He paints a

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National Park to ban wild camping in parts of Loch Lomond and the Trossachs

The Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park have unveiled a series of measures to try and curb problems caused by a small number of visitors to the park. This will include a ban on wild camping in a number of hot spots where litter, human waste and anti-social behaviour has become a problem. The Park plans to provide a number of informal camping areas with toilets and ban wild camping from specific areas on the east shore of Loch Lomond, around Loch Venachar and near Luss. The Park is one of the most visited rural areas of Scotland with

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Walkhighlands expands into Aberdeenshire…

We’ve launched our initial coverage of Aberdeenshire. This new area of the site at present covers 27 walks around the coast from Portsoy through Banff and Buchan to the outskirts of Aberdeen, together with further routes including two routes on the very popular hill Bennachie. Parts of Aberdeenshire – notably Deeside upriver from Aboyne – are already covered in the Cairngorms National Park section. Aberdeenshire has alot to offer for outdoor enthusiasts with miles and miles of superb sandy beaches and dunes. The north coast also has some of Scotland’s most picturesque fishing villages. We’ll be expanding further to cover

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