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Monthly Archives: October 2018

Clocks changing – time to be prepared for winter on the hills

As the clocks go back this weekend and darkness falls earlier, walkers and climbers are being reminded that summer is well and truly over in the mountains. Snow is being forecast for the tops this weekend, meaning conditions underfoot could

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Posted in Magazine, Walking News

Nature-depleted Scotland needs new era of rewilding says new book

A sticking plaster approach to conservation is failing Scotlands wildlife – and with species such as red squirrel, wild cat and capercaillie declining or on the edge of extinction, a new era of massive rewilding is needed, says a landmark

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Posted in Conservation, Magazine

Step up for Scotland’s Footpaths as NTS launches repair appeal

The National Trust for Scotland (NTS) is appealing for donations to its Footpath Fund in a bid to help repair and protect the 440km of upland path it manages. With eight natural heritage sites under its care, including Ben Lawers,

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Posted in Access issues, Conservation, Walking News

Review: The Secret Life of the Mountain Hare

Out of all the creatures with which we share Scotland’s hills, for me there are none that can match the charm of the mountain hare. Whilst on most encounters we walkers only manage to get a fleeting glimpse of their

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Posted in Books, Magazine, Photography

Interview with Claire Mack, head of Scottish Renewables

Controversy over renewable energy projects has raged in the outdoors world for many years, from concerns over the siting of wind farms and protection of wild land to the more recent landscape damage from hydro schemes in some of our

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Posted in Conservation, Magazine

Give a bit of Mountain Magic – Adopt an Acre

Conservation charity the John Muir Trust (JMT) is urging walkers to turn away from the usual consumerist frezy and give an alternative gift this Christmas. The JMT says its Adopt an Acre is the ideal gift for mountaineers, hillwalkers and

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Posted in Conservation

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