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Conservation

Exploring the Celtic Rainforest

A bit of rebranding works wonders for the underappreciated. Back in my bagging days the idea of spending more than an hour roaming a squelchy woodland would have been a complete anathema to me. Not that I didn’t appreciate woodland

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Posted in Conservation, Magazine

The Glen

My eye is drawn by the tiny green-headed pines poking their heads nervously above the heather, like prey wary of predator. It’s not that pines are unusual in Scotland but young pines, or at least those growing in such profusion,

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Posted in Conservation, Magazine, Photography

Consulting on Wolves

A London-based company is currently consulting with stakeholders on the feasibility of creating a Highland Wilderness Reserve for the release of wolves. Cameron McNeish knows who is behind it. HE’S back again. Every so often the millionaire owner of Alladale

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Posted in Access issues, Conservation, Magazine


Cairn of the Watch

Keep ’em peeled! A few thoughts on access and conservation to finish off the year, from David Lintern. At the beginning of the year, I asked “what have the mountains ever done for us“. I wanted to round out the

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Posted in Access issues, Conservation, Magazine

Bumper year for Hen Harrier project

As part of efforts to conserve hen harriers, 21 estates across Scotland have now joined the Heads Up for Harriers project in 2017. This year has seen a bumper number of 37 young successfully fledging from nests located on 7

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Posted in Conservation

Contested Ground – people, place and the new Scottish planning bill

Holyrood has been reviewing the current planning system since 2015, and a new Planning Bill is due to come before Parliament soon. David Lintern casts an eye over just some of the issues at stake for lovers of the Scottish

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Posted in Conservation, Magazine



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