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Monthly Archives: June 2011

Glentress Peel open for business

Forestry Commission Scotland’s new visitor centre in Glentress Forest, near Peebles, is now fully open for business. The new state-of-the-art development, known as Glentress Peel, will cater for the 300,000 plus mountain bikers and walkers that flock to the forest

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Posted in Walking News

First survey at Bat Reserve

At the same moment it was announced that some of the next Batman movie will be filmed in the Highlands, a full survey of bats and their habitats at Scotland’s only bat reserve is underway. The survey, which started on

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Posted in Conservation

Mountain YouTube channel hits the spot

The Mountaineering Council of Scotland (MCofS) YouTube Channel reached the 100,000 downloads mark this week. The MCofS channel on YouTube is a great place to find useful information, especially on issues relating to mountain safety. Three video clips in particular

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Posted in Access issues, Walking News

New sea eagles fly into Scotland

16 baby sea eagles flew into Edinburgh Airport last week from Norway and have been sent to a secret location in Fife over the weekend as part of the re-introduction programme in east Scotland. The East Scotland project is being

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Posted in Conservation

Ramblers launch wild land campaign

The Convener of Ramblers Scotland, Dennis Canavan, has called for fundamental changes to the public subsidies that support windfarm development in Scotland. Following a Ramblers advertisement in the Guardian newspaper this week Canavan has spelt out the need for a

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Posted in Access issues, Conservation, Walking News

Loch Lomond dragon spotting day

Nature detectives are invited to try and spot dragonflies as well as other wildlife, with a bit of expert help, on a guided walk searching for wildlife clues at Loch Lomond National Nature Reserve on Sunday 3 July. Scottish Natural

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