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Monthly Archives: February 2010

Statement from SAIS on Avalanche Hazard for weekend

SAIS Avalanche Hazard Statement 26 February 2010 There will be a high avalanche hazard in all of the mountain areas of Scotland for the start of the weekend- in particular on slopes that are to the lee of the prevailing

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Avalanche risk rises as snow falls across Highlands

The tragic accident on Buachaille Etive Mor yesterday is being followed by large snowfalls forecast across much of the Highlands. Some of this snow is falling onto a layer of surface hoar which can lead to a very high risk

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Two die in Buachaille avalanche

Police have confirmed that the two climbers swept away by an avalanche on Buachaille Etive Mor have died. The two men, who have not been named, were swept up in the avalanche shortly before 5pm today while climbing on Curved

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Birks of Aberfeldy Hydro Halted

The proposed hydro-electric scheme for the Urlar Burn at Aberfeldy has been rejected by councillors. Planning permission for the scheme, which is likely to affect waterflow over the falls at the Birks of Aberfeldy, a popular walking and tourist attraction,

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Demand to Reopen Powerline Inquiry

Scotland Before Pylons and the Beauly-Denny Landscape Group have written to energy Minister Jim Mather asking him to reopen the Public Local Inquiry into the Beauly-Denny line. The groups want clear answers to outstanding issues raised by the decision to

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Galloway Bothies to close?

The future of two bothies in Galloway is uncertain due to a long series of episodes of vandalism and problems at the two open shelters. Forestry Commission Scotland is currently looking for the views of hill walkers and the general

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