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Nan Shepherd biography to launch in Cairngorms

Best known for her masterpiece of mountain literature The Living Mountain, (first published in 1977) Nan Shepherd, who died in 1981 has been in the news recently. Her image now graces the new Scottish £5 note; The Living Mountain (about

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Aviemore Adventure Festival 2018

The organisers of the Aviemore Adventure Festival have announced the dates for next year’s festival as well as a crowdfunding appeal to set the Festival on a sustainable footing and expand the charitable aims of the event. The Festival has

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Mountaineering Scotland Winter Safety talks announced

As the first snows are forecast for the high tops this weekend, its time to think about winter skills. Mountaineering Scotland will again be hosting a series of safety evenings this winter. Heather Morning, Mountaineering Scotland’s Safety Advisor, will share

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The Hidden Ways

Today ‘The Hidden Ways: Scotland’s forgotten Drove Roads’ – a new book by Scottish historian Alistair Moffat – is published by Canongate Press, and we have an exclusive extract below. The Hidden Ways wanders Scotland’s forgotten paths to tell an

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Mountaineers object to Kings House plans

Plans to extend one of the most historic hotels in the Highlands with an ‘industrial style building’ which will dwarf the original have been condemned by Mountaineering Scotland. The Kings House Hotel, on Rannoch Moor, near Glen Coe, has long

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Posted in Conservation, Walking News

Hikers light up Ben Lomond on fundraising walk

The summit of Ben Lomond was illuminated on the evening of Saturday 16 September as dozens of hikers ascended the 974m peak in aid of the National Trust for Scotland and Lomond Mountain Rescue. Seventy-five intrepid walkers – and one

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