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Conservation

Outdoors groups demand transparency on plans for Cairngorm

A coalition of outdoors organisations is calling for plans drawn up by Highlands & Islands Enterprise to be made publicly available prior to a decision by the Scottish Government as to whether to fund the proposals. Ramblers Scotland, the North

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Posted in Access issues, Conservation, Magazine

Walkers urged to check for deer stalking before Heading for the Scottish Hills

Hillwalkers are being encouraged to check online for deer stalking information before setting out during the busiest part of the season. NatureScot manages the Heading for the Scottish Hills website which provides details on deer stalking on estates between July

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

Golden eagles breed at Highlands rewilding estate for first time in 40 years

A pair of golden eagles has successfully reared a chick in an artificial nest at Trees for Life’s flagship Dundreggan rewilding estate in Glenmoriston between Loch Ness and Skye – marking the first known return of the spectacular birds of

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Posted in Conservation, Magazine

‘Tak it Hame’ call for hillwalkers to remove litter left by others

Mountaineering Scotland is asking hill walkers and climbers to help keep Scotland’s hills and mountains clear of litter and to ‘Tak It Hame’ – removing not just their own litter, but any they find left by others. Tak It Hame

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Welcome back – but be responsible

It’s going to be great to once again have freedom to travel around Scotland more than 5 miles from home, from Friday 3rd July. But we need to all think carefully when planning where we head out beyond our local

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Scotland’s mountain hares gain protected status

The unlicensed mass culling of mountain hares has been outlawed, in a landmark amendment passed at Holyrood last night. The rural affairs minister Mairi Gougeon announced that the Scottish Government would back the amendment, which was proposed by Green parliamentary

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Posted in Conservation, Magazine




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