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Monthly Archives: November 2008

Irvine Butterfield recognised with top Award

Irvine Butterfield – Perthshire based writer, photographer and mountain enthusiast – was today granted the John Muir Trust’s Lifetime Achievement Award at the Dundee Mountain Festival. Irvine has dedicated his life to the conservation of wild land and has authored

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Star gazing spots sought

The short days and long dark nights may be a winter curse to many hill walkers but a Scottish project is seeking to get people to use this time to appreciate the stars and report the best places to view

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Scottish Beavers Arrive in UK

The Scottish Beaver Trial took one step closer to the UK’s first native mammal reintroduction when four beaver families arrived in Heathrow last night. The beavers, originally from Norway, will now spend six months in quarantine before being released in

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New Boss for JMT

The John Muir Trust has announced the appointment of its new Chief Executive, Stuart Brooks, who will take over on 1st March 2009. Stuart, 39, is presently the Director of Conservation with the Scottish Wildlife Trust a post he has

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Plea for no new cairns on Ben Nevis

John Muir Trust volunteer work parties have completed a gruelling five year programme to remove more than 120 unsightly cairns from the summit of Ben Nevis. Now the Trust is asking walkers not to build any news ones. Around twenty

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Moray Way path proposal

A proposal for a circular long distance walking route for Moray is to be discussed at a public meeting later this month. The idea would be to create a route, over 100 miles long, linking parts of the Speyside Way,

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