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Monthly Archives: May 2008

Climber dies after fall in Skye Cuillin

A climber has died after suffering serious head injuries in an 80ft (24m) fall in the Cuillin range on Skye on Friday 30 May. His companion raised the alarm at 12:30 following the accident in the Whispering Wall area on

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Cairngorm Mountain railway put into public ownership

The financially-troubled company which runs the Cairngorm funicular railway has been has been transferred to the ownership of Highlands and Islands Enterprise in a deal which will reduce the Company’s debt. Highlands and Islands already owned the land and the

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Danish walker rescued on TGO Challenge

A Danish walker taking part in the TGO Challenge to cross Scotland was rescued on 12 May after falling ill in Glen Etive. Although only a few miles from the main road in Glencoe, Glen Etive is relatively remote and

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Dead beaver found on Black Isle beach

The body of a beaver has been recovered from the shore at Eathie on the Black Isle. The dead beaver was found in April and police are now investigating whether it was released into the wild illegally. Once native to

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2008 Bill Wallace awards announced

This Saturday (3rd of May) Tom Pendrey will pack his kayak with food, equipment and a solar panel and set off to paddle the length of the Western Isles to promote sustainable lifestyles. Committed to sustainable living, Tom’s 150 mile

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