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Skills for the Hills Day in Glasgow this weekend

The great outdoors comes indoors this weekend as outdoor organisations get set for a major exhibition in Glasgow aimed at encouraging people to make the most of Scotland’s hills and mountains. Skills for the Hills, organised by Mountain Aid, working

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Torridon Mountain Rescue Team appeal for funds to complete new base

After 40 years operating out of a large cupboard in the local Youth Hostel, the Torridon Mountain Rescue Team is to begin building a new base this month. The team said that “We are fortunate that the National Trust for

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Southern Uplands Could Hold New Modern Wilderness for Scotland

Festival speaker encourages communities to review benefits of allowing land to return nature and creating iconic destinations. A national rewilding expert is proposing that one of Scotland’s first modern wildernesses could be created in Dumfries and Galloway and the Scottish

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Ben Dolphin named Ramblers Scotland president

Journalist, blogger, countryside ranger and Walkhighlands columnist Ben Dolphin has been named President of Ramblers Scotland, the representative body for Scottish walkers. He follows in the footsteps of the late conservationist Dick Balharry, award-winning broadcaster Cameron McNeish and most recently

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Forres set to celebrate Walkers are Welcome

To celebrate the fact that the Forres area has achieved ‘Walkers are Welcome’ status, local organisations have come together to arrange a long-weekend of walks, running from the 31st March to 2nd April. The Walkers are Welcome accreditation is given

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Glenmore Lodge warns of ‘marginal conditions’ on the mountains this weekend

Marginal conditions in the mountains this winter have led to uncertainty and difficult decision-making when planning journeys – whether heading for the Munros or for climbing trips. Because of this Glenmore Lodge, Scotland’s National Outdoor Training Centre, has issued advice

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