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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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Posted in Access issues, Conservation, Magazine, Walking News

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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Posted in Access issues, Magazine, Walking News

Mountain Writing Comp open for entries

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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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New lease of life for Leacraithnaich bothy

Over 50 volunteers from 8 different countries have completed a major renovation of Leacraithnaich bothy in Morvern. The work included the removal and replacement of the existing roof, renovation of the wall heads, lime pointing of both external and internal

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Posted in Access issues, Walking News

No Permits planned for Ben Nevis

I really should have known better. A journalist of my acquaintance rang me to say he’d been chatting to the John Muir Trust about Ben Nevis. Clearly on the scent of a story he told me that 160,000 people had

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Posted in Conservation, Magazine, Walking News

New Outdoors Award Scheme for Young People

Ramblers Scotland has launched a new award scheme to offer young adults a free and inspiring introduction to the outdoors.

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Posted in Magazine, Walking News



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