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Monthly Archives: August 2015

Our pick: Standing Stones and circles

Scotland’s first settlers arrived over 10,000 years ago, and even today there are incredible monuments to the peoples of long ago. Burial cairns, brochs, hut circles and other remains are abundant across much of the mainland and islands, but it

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Posted in Magazine, Our picks

Walking Man – the story of Colin Fletcher

AN American backpacker, Dr Robert Wehrman, has written a definite biography of Colin Fletcher, a Welsh/American whose works have inspired legions of backpackers across the globe, including Chris Townsend and myself. Indeed Chris and I have probably spent hours hiking

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Posted in Magazine

Two more red kites illegally killed in Highlands

Two more red kites have been confirmed by Scottish Government testing to have been illegally killed in north Scotland. Both of these incidents took place in 2014 and are now being made public as the Police have concluded their enquiries.

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Posted in Conservation

Mountain Bothy Association reports on busy year

The Mountain Bothy Association – a charity through which volunteers maintain open shelters in Britain’s remoter areas – has published its Annual Report and Accounts. The report shows that during 2014 its volunteers contributed over 1,152 working days carry out

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Posted in Walking News

Walkers urged to check for deer stalking info as season under way

Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) has launched a revamped version of the Heading for the Scottish Hills service, which allows walkers to check ahead for possible deer stalking taking place on estates. This helps reduce the chance of disturbing stag stalking

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Posted in Access issues

Adapting to change

It’s hard to countenance, coming down from a wander in the hills, that things haven’t always been like this, that the great outdoors is not just a source of peace and quiet for humans, but also contested ground for plants

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Posted in Conservation, Magazine

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