Access issues

Outdoors groups demand transparency on plans for Cairngorm

A coalition of outdoors organisations is calling for plans drawn up by Highlands & Islands Enterprise to be made publicly available prior to a decision by the Scottish Government as to whether to fund the proposals. Ramblers Scotland, the North

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Posted in Access issues, Conservation, Magazine

Managing tourism – lessons from overseas

This has been a difficult summer for anyone who loves visiting Scotland’s glorious landscapes, especially those who enjoy wild camping or campervanning. With overseas holidays largely off the agenda, and formal accommodation capacity in Scotland much reduced due to Coronavirus

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Posted in Access issues, Magazine

Walkers urged to check for deer stalking before Heading for the Scottish Hills

Hillwalkers are being encouraged to check online for deer stalking information before setting out during the busiest part of the season. NatureScot manages the Heading for the Scottish Hills website which provides details on deer stalking on estates between July

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Posted in Access issues, Conservation, Magazine, Walkhighlands news, Walking News

Outdoors groups demand urgent rethink over “kneejerk” Perthshire parking bans

Walkers and mountaineers are calling for Perth & Kinross Council to urgently reconsider its “disproportionate” decision to ban parking on nine of its rural roads. The local authority introduced sweeping new parking restrictions across about 60 miles of roads on

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Posted in Access issues, Magazine, Walking News

‘Tak it Hame’ call for hillwalkers to remove litter left by others

Mountaineering Scotland is asking hill walkers and climbers to help keep Scotland’s hills and mountains clear of litter and to ‘Tak It Hame’ – removing not just their own litter, but any they find left by others. Tak It Hame

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Posted in Access issues, Conservation, Magazine, Walking News

Plan to avoid the busiest walks this weekend

Some of Scotland’s best known places for walks are set to be busy again this weekend, as people continue to enjoy the eased lockdown restrictions. Last week, certain very popular locations within easy reach of a day trip from the

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Posted in Access issues, Magazine, Walkhighlands news

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