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Monthly Archives: November 2016

Spooky bothy tale wins mountain writing prize

An annual competition to find the best of Scottish mountain writing has once more shown the depth of talent to be found among those who love mountains. In Mountaineering Scotland’s 2016 Mountain Writing Competition, eight top class stories and poems

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Beavers are back for good

The Scottish Government has announced today that the Eurasian beaver is to be formally recognised as a native species, 400 years after being hunted to extinction in the UK. The two lead partners in the Scottish Beaver Trial – the

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Posted in Conservation, Magazine

He Chose to Climb

Cameron McNeish admits to having been hugely inspired by Sir Chris Bonington’s early failures, rather than his successes. IT was a long time ago and I was lurching between jobs, unsure of my future and dreading the thought of suffering

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Posted in Magazine

Mountaineers urged to prepare for the winter hills

As snow and freezing conditions provide a winter playground for thousands of hillwalkers, climbers and mountaineers, Mountaineering Scotland (formerly the MCofS) is reminding everyone to plan for the challenges of winter when preparing a trip to the Scottish hills. The

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Posted in Walking News

Win one of three 60 litre Mammut Cargon holdalls

We have three 60 litre Mammut Cargons to win in this exclusive Walkhighlands competition. Simply answer the question: In which European country are Mammut based? Product Details The Mammut Cargon is a heavy duty holdall perfect for expedition and travel

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Posted in Gear reviews, Magazine, Walkhighlands news

Rob Roy Way windfarm inquiry starts

The John Muir Trust will be giving evidence to a Public Local Inquiry (PLI) into the Crossburns wind farm, which will be heard this week (15-18 November) in Aberfeldy Town Hall. The PLI was triggered when Perth & Kinross Council

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