Paving Paradise

David Lintern visits the site of a proposed housing development in the Cairngorms National Park. In August this year, the Cairngorm National Park Authority approved ‘in principle’ plans for up to 1500 houses and associated infrastructure near Aviemore. It’s a

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Posted in Conservation, Magazine

Shooting the Breeze – Nick Hanson Interview

Nick Hanson is the current holder of the Scottish Landscape Photographer of the Year Award. David Lintern finds out more. Tell us a little about yourself – where’s home, is photography your full time job, and so on? I am

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Posted in Magazine, Photography

The numbers game – a grouse moor primer for hillwalkers

With the grouse shooting season underway, David Lintern takes a look at the controversies surrounding the intensive management of grouse moors. About a week ago, on August 12th, the grouse season shooting started. Aside from the odd news piece and

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Posted in Magazine

Hill skills and Camp Craft – Being prepared

David Lintern looks at 5 ways to be better prepared in the hills. There’s something to be said for thinking about how much we’re hauling up those hills, on our backs, bellies or feet. The phrase ultralight may come and

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Posted in Walking News

Campcraft and hill skills – open fires

As we move into peak walking and camping season, I wanted to spend some time on what seems to be a controversial subject; camp fires. There’s a huge range of attitudes towards when, where and why it’s acceptable to make

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Posted in Access issues, Magazine

Shooting the Breeze – Eve Russell interview

David Lintern catches up with a wildlife photographer and graphic artist living and working in the north. Where are you based and why? I live on the Black Isle, just North of Inverness, with stunning views of the Fyrish monument

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Posted in Magazine, Photography

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