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Monthly Archives: November 2010

Win Chris Townsend's Scotland book

Walkhighlands has teamed up with Cicerone to offer the chance to win one of two copies of their latest guide in the World Mountain Ranges series, ‘Scotland’ by legendary walker Chris Townsend. This 560-page magnum opus is the comprehensive guide

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Posted in Walkhighlands news

Avalanche service starts limited forecasts due to early snow

In view of the current snow cover and weather forecast the Scottish Avalanche Information Service (SAIS) will be providing weekend Avalanche Hazard reports for the Lochaber and Northern Cairngorms areas until the full service starts on the 16th December 2010.

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Posted in Walking News

Feral beavers to be recaptured

Beavers currently loose in parts of Tayside are to be recaptured. The animals are being recaptured because it is illegal to allow their escape or release into the wild and because their welfare may be at risk. There was no

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Posted in Conservation

TV documentary looking for people completing Munros

The Cuillin of Skye

Don Productions are making a documentary about Scottish mountaineering, and are looking to team up with some people about to complete the Munros. If you are going to complete the Munros over the winter 2010/2011 and would like to participate

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Gold company appeals Tyndrum refusal

Scotgold Resources Ltd, the company behind the plans to re-open and extend the gold mine at Cononish near Tyndrum, have appealed against the decision to refuse planning permission made earlier this year by the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National

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Posted in Conservation, Walking News

Fawcett biog wins Boardman Tasker prize

A biography of climber Ron Fawcett has won this year’s prestigious mountain literature award, the Boardman Tasker Prize. Ron Fawcett – Rock Athlete, written by by Ron Fawcett with Ed Douglas was described by the judges as, “a frank and

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