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Winter Mountain Safety Evenings kick off for new season

Mountaineering Scotland’s regular series of winter mountain safety evenings start this week. Mountain Safety Advisor Ian Stewart will share photos, videos, personal anecdotes and adventures, and discussing essential skills for winter navigation, avalanche awareness, route choice, equipment, mountain weather and

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Red squirrels move to Sutherland in new project

Conservation charities Trees for Life and Woodland Trust Scotland have partnered up to return red squirrels to a Sutherland wood…

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Accessing An Cladach Bothy on Islay

Following news of the autumn/winter closure of An Cladach bothy including discussions on Walkhighlands, the Mountain Bothy Association have issued this statement: “Dunlossit Estate, the owners of An Cladach bothy on Islay, have asked us to clarify both the parking

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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. Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) manages the Heading for the Scottish Hills website which provides details on deer stalking on

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Police Scotland launch Bothy Watch initiative

Police Scotland has today launched ‘Bothy Watch’ – an initiative to raise awareness of the issues surrounding remote bothies across the south of Scotland. As well as the MBA, this multi-agency initiative includes partners from Forestry and Land Scotland, Local Authorities

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Mountain Writing Comp open for entries


Hillwalkers and climbers who like to express their love for the mountains and mountaineering in words are invited to take part in Mountaineering Scotland’s annual literary competition. The Mountaineering Scotland Writing Competition 2019 is looking for the best in new

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