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Monthly Archives: October 2008

JMT adds weight to National Park proposal

The John Muir Trust today supported legislation, first introduced by John Swinney in 2006, to extend the boundary of the Cairngorms National Park into Highland Perthshire. The public consultation for the Cairngorms National Park Boundry Bill ends on Friday. “We

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Sun illuminates hidden cross on St Kilda

Archaeologists working on St Kilda, the National Trust for Scotland’s dual World Heritage Site have discovered a cross-inscribed slab that had previously gone un-noticed on the island, thanks to the sun. Staff from the Royal Commission on the Ancient and

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Cairngorms Hostel Owner scoops porridge award

This year’s golden spurtle, the Oscar’s of the porridge world, has been awarded to Ian Bishop who runs the Slochd Mhor bunkhouse, skiing centre and bike shop, near Carrbridge in the Cairngorms. Ian, who has now been crowned World Porridge

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Win with 2009 Wild Writing Competition

The John Muir Trust announced today that it is accepting entries for the 2009 Wild Writing Competition at the Fort William Mountain Festival. The competition, which is free and open to all, encourages both aspiring and professional writers to pen

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Walkhighlands up for another Award

Walkhighlands has reached the final shortlist of four for this year’s Highlands and Islands Tourism Awards in the Best New Business category. These prestigious Awards will take place on 21st November 2008 at the Drumossie Hotel in the heart of

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MBA Volunteers repaired 52 Bothies

The Mountain Bothy Association (MBA) has revealed in its annual report that 52 of the 99 bothies it maintains were repaired by its volunteers last year. The report highlights the work of its volunteer members who regularly join work parties

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Posted in Walking News



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