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Monthly Archives: March 2009

Rescue helicopters back in the air

The four Scottish Coastguard search and rescue helicopters that were grounded last week following a fatal crash in Canada, have been given the all clear to fly again. Last week the helicopters, which are based in Shetland and Lewis, and

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Win food from Skye as featured on Monty Halls Great Escape

Courtesy of the Isle of Skye Food Company, we have a clutch of hand-made foods from the Isle of Skye to give away! The pack includes a mixed bakery box from the Skye Baking Co., with shortbread, oatcakes, biscotti &

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Walker found unconcious in Kintail

The BBC report that the hillwalker who had been reported missing overnight in the Kintail area has been found injured by the RAF Kinloss Mountain Rescue team. He was unconcious. The walker had failed to return last night from a

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Wild Writing competition winners announced

The John Muir Trust today announced the winners of the 2009 Wild Writing Competition as part of this week’s Fort William Mountain Festival. Tom Bryan from Kelso won the first prize for his piece Seven Ways of Looking at Suilven.

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Ben Lawers visitor centre to close

The National Trust for Scotland has announced a number of cost saving measures in response to an expected downturn in income this year. On the closure list is the Mountain Visitor Centre at Ben Lawers which is popular as an

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Monty Halls’ Great Escape creates Applecross frenzy

The first episode of the BBC2 series Monty Halls’ Great Escape has caused a frenzy of interest in the Applecross peninsula, prompting hopes of a bumper year for tourism in the remote community. The programme, filmed during the perfect weather

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