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Monthly Archives: July 2008

Consultation on Cairngorms National Park boundary changes

The public is being consulted about plans to extend the Cairngorms National Park into Perth and Kinross to include the area around Calvine, Blair Atholl and the Spittal of Glenshee. It excludes Struan and Killecrankie. The twelve-week consultation gives people

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Midge numbers down in North and West Scotland

The number of midges in the north and west Scotland has been falling recently. At the same time midge numbers in Northern Ireland and parts of South West England and Wales have been increasing. However a midge expert said that

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Glen Nevis airbed race to raise funds for MRT

This Saturday, competitors will plunge down a two mile stretch of the Glen Nevis River clinging only to flimsy airbeds to raise funds for Lochaber Mountain Rescue Team. The race has been started up again after a six-year absence. Older

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Tyndrum gold mine may reopen soon

Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park planners are due to decide on the future of the gold mine at Conoish near Tyndrum soon. Scotgold Resources have ordered specialist drilling equipment from Chile and South America to enable them to

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Posted in Access issues, Conservation

Campers’ helicopter rescue on Arran

Five people camping at the Glenrosa campsite on the Isle of Arran had to be winched to safety by a helicopter early this morning after a river broke its banks. Heavy rain in southern Scotland meant that the campers became

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Bridge collapse at Sligachan

The walker’s bridge that provides access on the main routes to Sgurr nan Gillean and Am Bastier has collapsed and can no longer be used. It is possible to wade across above Alltdearg House but local reports suggest that this

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