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John Muir Trust objects to proposed Glen Etive hydro schemes

Wild land charity the John Muir Trust has lodged objections to three proposed hydro schemes in the popular outdoor area of Glen Etive near Glencoe on wild land grounds. The proposed schemes on the south-east side of the Glen Etive

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Looking after what we love?

Scotland’s environmental record so far this year isn’t that easy to digest, but David Lintern has had a go… It’s 2018, and god knows there’s a lot of bad news competing for our attention. But in a slight change to

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Posted in Conservation, Magazine, Walking News

New ‘suspension bridge’ keeps red squirrels safe in Highlands

A specially designed rope bridge slung between trees high over a Highlands road is giving red squirrels a safe crossing. Camera footage has revealed regular use of the bridge by the charismatic species. Conservation charity Trees for Life installed the

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Airlifts on Suilven for second phase of path repairs

This week from Monday 7 May, community-owned Suilven in Sutherland will be at the centre of four days of helicopter activity to carry hundreds of tonnes of stone and gravel to the high slopes. The airlifts mark the start of

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Posted in Access issues, Conservation, Walking News

Trust applauds Scottish Govt rejection of two major wind farms in Highland Wild Land Areas

The John Muir Trust has welcomed the decision by Scottish Ministers to refuse consent for two major developments in the Highlands because of their landscape impact on two recognised Wild Land Areas. In one letter the Minister states that these

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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



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