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Monthly Archives: April 2009

New funds and Big Cats on the Kintyre Way

The Kintyre Way, long distance walking route, is set to receive £150,000 over the next three years which will allow upgrading and ongoing publicity work to continue. The funding includes contributions from Scottish Natural Heritage, Argyll and the Islands Leader,

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Lamb kills by Sea Eagles to be monitored

In response to crofter’s concerns that Sea Eagles are killing a large number of lambs in north west Scotland, Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) is to undertake a study into the causes of lamb mortality. The study, which is now underway,

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Posted in Conservation

John Muir – 171 today

The John Muir BirthplaceTrust is holding a series of events to mark the anniversary of John Muir’s birth, 171 years ago today. Born in Dunbar in 1838, Muir found fame as a passionate defender of wild land in the United

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Geo walk follows in Darwin’s footsteps

Lochaber Geopark is offering a chance to follow in the footsteps of Charles Darwin during a guided walk to the Parallel Roads in Glen Roy in June and July. The strange ridges on the hillsides of Glen Roy are thought

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Posted in Walking News

Important archaeological find in Argyll

Archaeologists working at a National Trust for Scotland garden in Argyll have found evidence of a monastic settlement dating to the 7th – 9th century AD. The news comes as Crarae Garden prepares to unveil the results of a seven

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Posted in Conservation

Gaelic podcasts for the Corbetts go live

Walkhighlands today launches a new series of Gaelic pronunciation podcasts covering the Corbetts, the Scottish mountains between 2500 and 3000 feet. Now all walkers can listen to a native Gaelic speaker giving the correct pronunciation of summits such as Meallan

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