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Blow for wild land as Glen Etive hydro schemes approved again by council

There was disappointment for outdoors enthusiasts and Highlands tourism businesses as a full meeting of Highland Council approved all the Glen Etive hydro schemes for a second time this afternoon. The three schemes situated on officially-recognised Wild Land were approved

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Hillwalkers reminded to check avalanche and weather forecasts

Following the tragic news of fatalities resulting from an avalanche on Ben Nevis this week, mountain safety experts have issued a reminder to walkers, climbers and backcountry skiers that their enthusiasm should always be tempered by close attention to avalanche and weather forecasts.

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Posted in Access issues, Walking News

Winter set to return to Scotland’s mountains

The unprecedented warm weather in Scotland’s mountains in recent weeks looks set to end – and mountaineering experts are reminding walkers, climbers and skiers that it’s time to replace T-shirts with fleeces and make sure they have their ‘winter heads’

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Posted in Access issues, Magazine, Walking News

Older GPS devices could be hit by ‘millennium-style’ bug

A warning for walkers using GPS devices that were made prior to 2010. The date format used in the older specification for GPS devices runs out of digits this April 6th. The specification was changed some years back and all

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Seven hydro power plants approved for Glen Etive

One of Scotland’s most spectacular and iconic glens is set to be developed with seven new hydro power schemes following a planning decision by Highland Council yesterday, despite more than 650 objections.

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Posted in Magazine, Walking News

New flagship fund for nature launched

Scottish Natural Heritage has issued a call for ambitious ideas to improve habitats, safeguard species and encourage increased access to nature.

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