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Coronavirus advice for walkers

We have deleted this post of advice from March 18 as the advice has been superceded. Click on the green box above for current advice. Stay at Home.

Posted in Access issues, Magazine, Walking News

Coronavirus Update from Scottish Mountain Rescue

Please note this story was published on 19th March and has been superseded by the ‘Stay at home’ message and advice as shown above. Scottish Mountain Rescue have issued the following statement: “Following recent reporting around the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak,

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Posted in Access issues, Walking News

Ramblers Scotland to welcome Lucy Wallace as its first woman president

Well-known blogger and mountain leader Lucy Wallace will become the first woman president of Ramblers Scotland, the walking charity announced today. Lucy is a professional wildlife guide and outdoor instructor who holds the Winter, Summer and International Mountain Leader awards. She is

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Posted in Magazine, Walking News

Winter conditions alert for mountaineers

With winter conditions at last established in Scotland’s mountains, Mountaineering Scotland is reminding hillgoers not to get carried away by excitement. After a winter which has been characterised by warmer than usual temperatures and lack of good snow, many keen

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Coul links plans rejected

The Scottish Government has today rejected plans to built an 18 hole golf course on the internationally protected Coul Links dune system, north of Dornoch. The plans had been opposed by environmental groups and charities, including Ramblers Scotland, Buglife, Butterfly

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Posted in Access issues, Conservation

Peanmeanach Bothy to close as open shelter

Ardnish Estate, the owners of Peanmeanach bothy, have informed the Mountain Bothy Association that they have decided that Peanmeanach Bothy will cease to be an open access bothy with effect from early October this year, when it will be locked.

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