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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

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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£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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