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Historic Ballater bridge reopens

Polhollick Footbridge, an important link on the Seven Bridges walk near Ballater, has reopened following major repairs.

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Posted in Access issues, Magazine, Walking News

Kinloch Hourn Road to remain closed until mid-2019

Highland Council has confirmed that the road to Kinloch Hourn is not likely to be re-opened until the middle of 2019 following a massive landslip in November. The road gives access to a number of Munros and Corbetts as well

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Posted in Access issues, Magazine, Walking News

More Scots heading to the great outdoors

Visits to the outdoors have hit record levels in Scotland, a new survey suggests…

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Hill tracks – why is the SNP Government blocking progress?

POLITICS is a strange business. Much of it is carried out in committee rooms where elected representatives of the people make decisions on subjects they often know very little about. About four years ago Helen Todd of Scottish Environment Link

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Posted in Access issues, Conservation, Magazine

Mountain Rescue teams criticise search and rescue helicopter contract

In a joint press release four of the largest Scottish Mountain Rescue teams – Glencoe, Tayside, Lochaber and Cairngorm – have gone public with shared concerns about the level of support they receive under the privatised but publicly funded Search

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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



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