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Monthly Archives: December 2014

Bucking the corporate trend…

TO suggest I was shocked to get a press release the other day telling me about a new waterproof jacket that retails for £750, with matching over-trousers that cost £630, would be an understatement. Someone later sent me details of

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Posted in Magazine

John Muir remembered on centenary

On December 24 1914 John Muir died in a Los Angeles hospital after being stricken with pneumonia while on a visit to the Southern Californian city to visit his daughter. The pioneering Scots-born conservationist, explorer, author and campaigner remains a

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Posted in Conservation

Tom Weir Statue to be unveiled

A statue of Tom Weir will be unveiled on the shores of Loch Lomond to coincide with the 100th anniversary of his birth on 29 December. The unveiling event – at Balmaha Bay picnic area – will include a musical

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Posted in Walking News

Fort William Mountain Festival line up announced

The full programme for the 2015 Fort William Mountain Festival has now been announced. Some of the best inspirational speakers made up of top climbers, and mountaineers, will join adventure film screenings, ski mountaineering and hill running races and mountain

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Posted in Walking News

Turbine development could blight Rob Roy Way

Responding to a public consultation which closed this week, the John Muir Trust has lodged an objection to the proposed Crossburns Wind Farm in Highland Perthshire, pointing out that the scheme would disfigure one of Scotland’s Great Trails. West Coast

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Posted in Conservation, Walking News

Our pick: 16 shots of Festive Scotland

Need to get into that festive frame of mind? We’ve put together a gallery of wintry scenes from across Scotland to inspire you to venture out and explore before settling down by the fireside on these long evenings. A ballet

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Posted in Magazine, Our picks, Walkhighlands news

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