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Saving Red Squirrels

Back in November I wrote a piece for Walkhighlands about pine martens, in which I referred to a study that was underway at the time into their intriguing relationship with both red and grey squirrels. The results of that study

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Posted in Conservation, Magazine

Can we live with lynx?

A landmark new book, The Lynx and Us, is being published next month by Scotland: The Big Picture. Here the author of the book Dr David Hetherington, the UK’s leading lynx expert, asks what it would be like to live

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Posted in Conservation, Magazine

£5.6million Lottery cash for Scottish landscapes

The National Lottery has marked the first day of Spring with an investment of over £5.6million in three large-scale Scottish landscapes from the remotest islands of Orkney to the industrial coastline of North Ayrshire. The North Isles in Orkney, Callander’s

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Posted in Conservation

For the price of a bobble hat – can you help?

This weekend sees the launch of a major appeal to raise £100,000 to tackle erosion and restore footpaths on two of Scotland’s favourite Munros. With hundreds of thousands of people enjoying walking and climbing in Scotland’s mountains every year, campaigners

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

The Sparrowhawk PR Problem

Last week, as I was sat at home, I heard a loud but unfamiliar squawk outside followed by alarm calls from smaller birds. When I looked out the window I saw a starling on the ground, motionless under the tight

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Posted in Conservation, Magazine

Hillwalkers needed for Upland Path Survey

Do you know of a hill path in need of repair? Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) is seeking the views of hillwalkers about the current state of paths and routes in order to determine how much money will be needed to

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Posted in Access issues, Conservation, Walking News



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