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Monthly Archives: July 2014

Glen Etive – is it being spoiled by partygoers?

IT’S one of Scotland’s finest glens, the gateway to some of the best hills in the Central Highlands and a place that was close to the heart of a Celtic princess. Glen Etive has been one of my favourite Scottish

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Posted in Access issues, Conservation, Magazine

New Great Glen Way High Route opens August 5th

A new high level route for the Great Glen Way will be officially opened by Cameron McNeish on 5 August. The new route, which takes walkers above the treeline for over 10 miles between Fort Augustus and Drumnadrochit, provides a

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Posted in Access issues, Walking News

Lottery grant will repair 41 upland paths

A project which brings together Scotland's two National Park Authorities to address the serious threat of erosion to paths has been given a major boost with the Heritage Lottery Fund today announcing an initial grant of £3.28m. From the high

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Posted in Access issues, Conservation, Walking News

Sharks, whales and dolphins could benefit from more marine protected areas

In addition to the 30 marine protected areas (MPAs) in Scottish waters announced last week, a further four sites could benefit species of whales, dolphins and sharks. This is according to a new report by Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH). The

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Posted in Conservation

John Muir Trust and local businesses condemn Rannoch windfarm plans

The John Muir Trust has urged Highland Perthshire residents and visitors to object to a major wind farm on the Talladh-a-Bheithe estate between Loch Rannoch and Loch Ericht. As well as being located in the heart the Wild Land Area

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Posted in Conservation, Walking News

Navigation Courses

Due to a cancellation there are a couple of places available on next weekend's navigation courses run by the Mountaineering Council of Scotland (MCofS). These day courses, based in the Campsie Fells and run from Drymen, are aimed at anyone

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Posted in Walking News

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