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Monthly Archives: August 2008

Marine litter pollutes Knoydart

Litter ranging from a chemical toilet to drums full of oil and even the odd hairbrush have been collected by volunteers in Knoydart. Beach cleaning on the Knoydart peninsula, one of Britain’s most remote stretches of coastline, has revealed the

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Posted in Conservation

2008 Hillphones service for walkers launched

The Hillphones service that aims to prevent clashes between walkers and deer stalkers is up and running again for this year’s stalking season. The service works by giving hill walkers numbers to call recorded messages for each estate telling them

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Posted in Access issues

Medi patch to be tested by Mountain Rescue

Researchers from Aberdeen University are at the stage of testing a new stick-on patch which could help Mountain Rescue Teams monitor the health of casualties during rescues. The new patch would be placed on the casualty and would monitor vital

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Posted in Walking News

Male climber dies on Slioch

Northern Constabulary police report that they were called about a fall on Slioch at 6pm on Sunday 3 August. The Torridon Mountain Rescue Team and helicopters from Stornoway coastguard and RAF Lossiemouth were also called to the scene. A 42

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Posted in Walking News

Monarchs and Fences – Alladale Estate

The BBC 2 Scotland program ‘The Real Monarch of the Glen’ has been attracting some debate on the Walkhighland’s forum, WalkTalk. If you missed the program or live outside Scotland the latest episode is available on BBC i-player. The series

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Posted in Access issues, Conservation

Skye hen harrier chicks found crushed

5 hen harrier chicks have been found crushed dead in their nest on moorland destined for a windfarm development on the Isle of Skye. The chicks, which are a protected species, were healthy in the middle of last month according

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Posted in Conservation




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