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Monthly Archives: November 2009

Walkhighlands up for Herald Digital Awards

The Walkhighlands website has been shortlisted for the Herald Digital Business Awards – having made it through to the final two in the Tourism category. The winners, chosen by a judging panel headed by David Milne, editor of HeraldScotland, will

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The Long Drive In?

Walkers and climbers are being asked if vehicle access should be allowed over certain Government-owned tracks, ending long walks to the start of ascents and crags. The Mountaineering Council of Scotland (MCofS) has been asked to comment on allowing vehicles

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Posted in Access issues

Free Castle Visits this Weekend

To celebrate the end of the Year of Homecoming, Historic Scotland is flinging open the doors of over 40 properties, free of charge, this weekend. The weekend of 28 and 29 November, just before St Andrew’s Day, has been chosen

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Wild Boar back in Scotland

Trees for Life will today launch an innovative forest restoration project with the arrival of wild boar in a special woodland enclosure on its Dundreggan Estate in Glen Moriston, Inverness-shire. Six wild boar – donated by the Royal Zoological Society

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Posted in Conservation

Steve House wins Boardman Tasker prize

Steve House’s book, Beyond the Mountain, has been awarded this year’s Boardman Tasker Prize at the Kendal Mountain Festival. The £3,000 prize commemorates the lives of Pete Boardman and Joe Tasker and is given to the author of an original

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New Code for Climbers Proposed

The Mountaineering Council of Scotland (MCofS) has drafted a new code of responsbility for climbers and is asking for comments. The document has been drafted in response to growing concerns over liability for accidents, particularly from land owners, including many

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