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Monthly Archives: June 2009

2 new hydro schemes planned for Great Glen

Scottish and Southern Energy has announced that it is planning two new hydro power schemes in the Great Glen. The exact location of the proposed reservoirs and pumping stations remain a secret, however the Company used the official opening by

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New GPS Training Courses Launched

Do you have a GPS and don’t know how to use it properly? Thinking about buying one, but not sure if a GPS would be useful for you on the hill? Sign up for one of the new Mountaineering Council

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Electricity poles to be removed at Sligachan

A community group on the Isle of Skye are working closely with the John Muir Trust and Scottish Southern Electric to remove hydro poles at Sligachan. The Collie and Mackenzie Sculpture group, which is proposing to erect a sculpture of

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Crashed plane removed from Sandwood Bay

A microlight plane that crash landed on Sandwood Bay last weekend has been dismantled and carried out of the remote area by 14 men. The pilot was uninjured and the plane is now safely stored in crofter Cathel Macleod’s shed

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Man dies after Am Basteir fall

A man has died on Friday 26 June following a fall from Am Basteir on the Skye Cuillin. The 64 year old was from the Midlands and was part of a group of four tackling the mountain when he fell

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Military to leave St Kilda

The Ministry of Defence is closing its missile tracking base on St Kilda. The base, which has been on the main island of Hirta since the first World War, is now run by MoD spin-off company Qinitec and is used

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