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Monthly Archives: June 2013

Trees for Life biodiversity open day

Conservation charity Trees for Life is holding a special Biodiversity Open Day at its acclaimed Dundreggan Conservation Estate in Glen Moriston on 14 July, offering people the chance to explore this biodiversity hotspot and to discover the rare and wonderful

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Posted in Conservation

Last call for Landscape Photographer of the Year

Only a few days remain for entries to the prestigious Landscape Photographer of the Year competition. UK photos have to be entered for the 2013 competition by 4 July. The overall winner will receive a prize of £10,000 with additional

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Posted in Uncategorized

3 out of 4 Scots want wild land protected from windfarms

A new poll released today by the John Muir Trust reveals overwhelming support for the proposal that “the 20 per cent of Scotland’s landscape identified as ‘core wild land’ – rugged, remote and free from modern visible human structures –

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Posted in Conservation, Walking News

Hill tracks

In his monthly Viewpoint column, outdoors writer, broadcaster and mountain walker Cameron McNeish looks at the proliferation of hill tracks. MOST of us thought it was a dead cert. Something the SNP government could easily do to shore up its

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Posted in Conservation, Magazine, Walking News


As discussed in previous reviews I operate a five item approach to layering for most of the year: baselayer, 100 weight fleece, waterproof shell, synthetic insulated jacket and windproof. These five layers can be worn independantly or together (so the

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Posted in Gear reviews, Jackets

Tomintoul Hostel officially reopened

Tomintoul Hostel was officially reopened this week by Cameron McNeish, having been taken over from the SYHA by the Tomintoul and Glenlivet Development Trust. It will be known as the Smugglers Hostel, a nod to the whisky smuggling past that

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