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Getting Scotland’s outdoors ready for busyness

Helen Todd, campaigns and policy manager at Ramblers Scotland, takes a look at efforts to ensure Scotland will be better prepared than last summer to cope with the pent-up demand for the great outdoors when lockdown is eased. Last summer, outdoor recreation in Scotland hit the headlines, but not always for the right reasons. After all the pain of the first Covid lockdown, it was uplifting to see so many people – especially beginners – enjoying the outdoors. In fact, a major independent survey published this month by the David Hume Institute (DHI) showed 36% of people in Scotland spent

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