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Monthly Archives: March 2011

Isle of May opens to walkers

Boat trips to Scottish Natural Heritage’s Isle of May National Nature Reserve re-start for this year’s visitor season on 1 April. The island is renowned for its bird populations, its seals, its history and its carpets of flowers. The reserve,

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Posted in Conservation, Walking News

National Nature Reserve walks highlighted

There are over fifty National Nature Reserves (NNRs) in Scotland which are some of the best places for wildlife spotting in the country. It is now possible to search the 1300 routes on Walkhighlands to find walks in these Reserves.

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Posted in Conservation, Walkhighlands news, Walking News

MCofS publishes Hillwalking Factfile

The body which represents hillwalkers and climbers in Scotland, the Mountaineering Council of Scotland (MCofS) has published a new Factfile about hillwalking. The A5 leaflet is aimed at anyone thinking of taking up hillwalking. On launching it, the MCofS said,

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Experts baffled by Osprey's return

The Scottish Wildlife Trust has today (29 March 2011) confirmed that the osprey thought to be oldest breeding female of its kind ever recorded in the UK has returned for the 21st consecutive year to the charity’s Loch of the

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Osprey spotted at Loch of the Lowes

Jonathan Pinnick, the Scottish Wildlife Trust’s Visitor Centre Assistant, said: “We are pleased to confirm that at around 12.10 pm today (Monday 28 March) an unidentified osprey paid a visit to the osprey nest at Loch of the Lowes. “The

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Last chance to win Speyside break

There are only a few days left in which to enter Walkhighland’s March competition. Walkhighlands has teamed up with Craggan Outdoors and have a two night stay at Craggan Outdoors Bothy, sleeping up to 6 people, to give away. Craggan

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