Geodiversity and the Burn o’ Vat

In October this year, as part of a month long rock festival, the best places to see Scotland’s geology were announced. At this point you may well be sitting there with a confused look on your face as you try

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Gear review: Rab Vapour Rise Pants

Recommended Price: £105 Weight: 403g (large) We’ve been having a serious cold snap this last week or so – the perfect conditions to don a pair of softshell walking trousers. In the past I’ve often just worn a pair of

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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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Photographing Scotland – new book and competition

Dougie Cunningham, a 40-year old professional photographer and hill walker, has spent the last five years travelling around Scotland, researching, visiting, photographing and writing about the most beautiful places in Scotland for his book, Photographing Scotland published this week by

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Review: Alt-Berg Tethera Boots

RRP: £199.99 Weight: 626g (per boot, size 5.5 wide) Fed up with wet cold feet and having long been a lightweight footwear devotee, I returned to all-leather heavier 3 season boots about 4 years ago and haven’t looked back. I

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Discovering Aviemore

In the 25 years that I have been visiting Aviemore, the size of the Scottish Highlands town and the volume of people that stroll the streets has vastly increased. Some might say that this has been to the detriment of

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