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Monthly Archives: October 2013

Caledonian Forest and Wildcat conservation plans win awards

Conservation charity, Trees for Life, received a double boost yesterday (30 October) when the conservation charity was announced as a finalist for the People's Millions televised vote to win up to £50,000 of Lottery funding, and its founder won the

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Posted in Conservation

Alladale Estate: Walking with Wolves

WOLVES. The very name stirs the emotions. To some the thought of wolf packs roaming the highlands would be a dream come true, the ultimate in re-wilding. To others the prospect strikes fear, alarm and concern, not only because their

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Posted in Access issues, Conservation, Magazine

Viewpoint: Taking a Stand

In this article first published in the Autumn edition of the John Muir Trust members’ Journal, the Trust’s communications editor Alan McCombes outlines how the giant wind farm proposed at Stronelairg in the Monadhliath Mountains poses a very real threat

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Posted in Conservation, Magazine

Alt-Berg Yan Tan boots

Yorkshire boot manufacturer Alt-Berg has spent over three years developing the new A-Forme boots, which are designed for a different foot shape to the existing Alt-Berg range and the majority of boots from other manufacturers. Not only do the new

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Posted in Footwear, Gear reviews

Clock change increases deer risk on roads

As the clocks turn back, motorists are being warned of the greater risk of collisions with deer in Scotland. Car accidents involving deer peak at this time of year; with night falling earlier, the peak commuting time coincides with deer

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Posted in Uncategorized

Estates apply for U-turn on Beauly-Denny restoration

Drumochter and Ben Alder Estates have submitted planning applications to retain several miles of the temporary access tracks built for the construction of the Beauly – Denny powerline. Drumochter wish to retain 4.5km of track east of the A9, whilst

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