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Hikers light up Ben Lomond on fundraising walk

The summit of Ben Lomond was illuminated on the evening of Saturday 16 September as dozens of hikers ascended the 974m peak in aid of the National Trust for Scotland and Lomond Mountain Rescue. Seventy-five intrepid walkers – and one

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Posted in Conservation, Walking News

How can a tree grow on a boulder?

High up in a quiet corner of Glen Etive is a large boulder, and improbably anchored on top of that boulder is a rowan tree. It stands in a beautifully isolated but prominent position on a tongue of land between

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Posted in Conservation, Magazine

In the Eyes of the Beholder

HARD on the heels of the news that walking is worth £1.26 billion to the Scottish economy it appears that readers of the internationally acclaimed guidebooks, Rough Guides, have voted Scotland as the most beautiful country in the world. Having

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Posted in Conservation, Magazine


1st phase of Suilven path restoration complete

After four months of intensive work involving two path contractors, about 10 staff and an airlift of over 100 tonnes of rock, the first stage of the project to repair and upgrade sections of the path leading to Suilven in

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Posted in Conservation, Walking News

RSPB appeal after Hen Harrier disappearance

RSPB Scotland has issued an appeal for information after a young hen harrier, fitted with a satellite tag as part of the charity’s EU-funded Hen Harrier LIFE project, disappeared on an Aberdeenshire grouse moor. “Calluna”, a female harrier, was tagged

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Call for full protection as Wild Land development given go-ahead

Mountaineering Scotland and the John Muir Trust are both calling for full protection for wild land in planning policy – mirroring the protection given to National Parks and National Scenic Areas – following the outcome of a judicial review which

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