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Monthly Archives: January 2016

Outdoor gear for kids – review

A few winters back we were coming down from a fine day on the hill and came across two people coming up towards us exchanging loud words until they spotted us. We had a quick chat, it was dad and

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Posted in Accessories, Gear reviews, Jackets, Magazine, Rucksacks

Our first National Park – forever tainted

PERMITS, bans and byelaws, the words that will forever taint the Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park, and indeed an SNP Government that many people, including myself, thought would take an intense pride in the access provisions of the Land

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Posted in Access issues, Magazine

Largest ever survey of Scottish wildcats commences


The largest-ever survey of Scottish wildcats is now underway with more than 300 trail cameras live as from today. The survey focuses on five of the wildcat priority areas of Scotland, including Strathpeffer, Strathbogie, Strathavon, North Strathspey and the Angus

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Posted in Conservation

Scottish Government approves Lomond camping ban

The Minister for the Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform, Dr Aileen McLeod, has approved the controversial extended wild camping ban proposed by the Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park. Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park Authority Convener

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Posted in Access issues, Conservation

Walking in Circles

Snow was tickling the inland hills when I arrived at the ruined chapel at Kilmarie on the Craignish peninsula. It was early December and melancholy-grey; the sea and sky stilled after a weekend of violent storms. All was now holding

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Posted in Magazine

Trust launches £50k Suilven path appeal

Following its success last year in a Euro-wide online poll worth £18,000 towards the restoration of the Suilven footpath, the John Muir Trust has now officially launched a wider public appeal to raise the balance of funding. Situated in the

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Posted in Conservation

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