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Monthly Archives: July 2009

Free steam trip for Ben Nevis helpers

The Friends of Nevis are offering free trips on the Jacobite Steam train from Fort William to Mallaig to anyone willing to sell raffle tickets on board. The organisation, which has undertaken a number of projects to help keep the

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Posted in Conservation

Ramblers Scotland may break away

Cameron McNeish, vice-president of Ramblers Scotland has reported on his blog that Ramblers Scotland may split from the UK organisation. The working group of the Ramblers Scotland Executive Committee, which includes McNeish as well as Ramblers Scotland convenor Dennis Canavan

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Posted in Access issues, Conservation, Walking News

Shetland Wind Farm Warning from JMT

The John Muir Trust – the UK’s leading wild land conservation charity – today warned that around one fifth (19%) of mainland Shetland will be significantly affected by 150 giant wind turbines if plans by Viking Energy are approved the

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MCofS Annual Gathering announced

Scotland’s mountaineers will welcome Dave MacLeod to the Mountaineering Council of Scotland’s Annual Gathering, to be held at Glenmore Lodge on Saturday 5 September. Recognised as one of the world’s best climbers, Dave has successfully challenged some of the hardest

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Michael Tunney completes 4000er challenge

Michael Tunney (known to Forum members as Bio-Man) has completed his epic fundraising challenge. A fall in the Scottish mountains in November 2006, while out walking with his son, left Michael with a broken neck, hip and several smashed ribs.

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Oldest Puffin, 34, found in Hebrides

Bird experts say that Europe’s oldest known puffin has been found on the Shiant Islands in the Hebrides. The puffin was first ringed 34 years ago and was found by the same ornithologist, Ian Buxton, who ringed it back in

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