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Monthly Archives: September 2009

SNH objects to Loch Rannoch super resort

The proposed super resort at Dall Estate in Rannoch, Perthshire could cause significant damage to an internationally important nature site, Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) has warned. In its response to Perth and Kinross Council, SNH says the development would have

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Avalanche Training as winter chill sets in

Next January, the MCofS will be running a series of one-day “Avalanche Awareness” courses. Aimed at the general winter hill-walker, the courses are non-certificated and will be suitable for anyone wishing to increase their knowledge of snow and avalanches, learn

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Missing walker found

The search for a hill walker reported missing after a day walk in the Monadhliath range, near Newtonmore, has successfully found the missing woman.  The alarm was raised shortly after 10pm on Saturday night and the Cairngorms Mountain Rescue Team, search and

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Bumper Winter Lecture programme from MCofS

Winter 2010 sees the introduction of a new expanded MCofS Winter Lecture Series. Following on from the success at the Clachaig Inn each winter, the free lectures will now run from three different locations. The Clachaig Inn, Glencoe (Tuesday evenings)

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Man dies after Torridon fall

A man has died after falling on Beinn Eighe in Torridon. It is understood that the party of 4 spent the night on the mountain and that one man fell, sustaining head injuries, and two female companions became stuck on

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U-turn on St Kilda MoD range closure

The Scottish Secretary Jim Murphy has announced the scrapping of Ministry of Defence plans to close bases on St Kilda, South Uist and Benbecula in the Western Isles. The range’s command and control centre, which is run by the private

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