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How 83 year old Sheila Hancock conquered Suilven

Film director Simon Hunter describes filming on the mountain of Suilven in Scotland’s northwest Highlands. EDIE tells the story of an elderly lady played by Sheila Hancock who after a bitter and miserable life decides to release herself from a

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Airlifts on Suilven for second phase of path repairs

This week from Monday 7 May, community-owned Suilven in Sutherland will be at the centre of four days of helicopter activity to carry hundreds of tonnes of stone and gravel to the high slopes. The airlifts mark the start of

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Don’t slip up this bank holiday

As the May Bank Holiday approaches, hill walkers are being urged to treat long-lying snow patches with caution. Although it’s spring on lower ground, the high mountains of Scotland are still hanging onto winter, and there are still substantial snowfields

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Cairngorms Nature Big Weekend

Nature documentaries are the big winners on TV, series such as The Blue Planet and Countryfile have becomes flagship programmes for the BBC, attracting some of their highest viewing figures. The live diary-styled Springwatch programmes have a huge following on

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The Swiss Cheese

A thoughtful reflection on lessons learnt from accidents during the winter of 2018 by Mountaineering Scotland’s Mountain Safety Adviser Heather Morning. There is no doubt that this winter has been memorable. Extensive snow cover, combined with low temperatures has provided

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Posted in Magazine, Walking News

Avalanche Forecasts to end Sunday 15 April

The Scottish Avalanche Information Service will issue its last daily avalanche forecast for this winter on Sunday 15 April. However due to the large amount of snow still on the Scottish mountains the SAIS will continue to provide general advice

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