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Monthly Archives: December 2013

John Muir Trust calls for Wild Land Map to be adopted in Muir centenary year

As Scotland enters a momentous new year, the John Muir Trust is urging all political parties to unite behind the proposed wild land map of Scotland in honour of one of our nation's greatest heroes. John Muir died on Christmas

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Posted in Conservation, Walking News

Surveys show need to conserve Scotland's healthy seas

Research surveys conducted by the Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust (HWDT) during 2013 have identified a remarkably wide range of whale, dolphin and porpoise species – highlighting the need to conserve the rich biodiversity and globally-important marine habitats in western

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Posted in Conservation

Banff Mountain Film Festival UK tour dates released

The Banff film festival showcases the best of the latest films from the global mountain sports community including climbing, alpinism, mountain biking, adventure travel, skiing and kayaking. New activities to the line-up this year are base-jumping, surfing and trail running.

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BBC to show Pilgrim’s Trail – Iona to Easter Ross

Tonight BBC2 Scotland is showing the first of Cameron McNeish’s new 2 part Adventure Show special on the Pilgrim’s Trail. The route will run from Iona to Easter Ross – and a little known site of major important in Scotland’s

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Posted in Walking News

Happy Christmas from Walkhighlands

We’d like to wish a very Merry Christmas to everyone who has used Walkhighlands in 2013! Here’s hoping you have a 2014 full of fantastic walks and holidays in Scotland.  

Posted in Walkhighlands news

Strathfarrar Festive Season Access

Anyone wishing vehicular access to Glen Strathfarrar over the festive season, from 24th December to 4th January, should make sure they get in touch with the MCofS office by 23rd December, so that details can be passed to the gatekeeper. Details of the booking procedure are here.

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Posted in Access issues, Walking News

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