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Monthly Archives: October 2009

Dundee Festival Promises a Packed Weekend

The programme has now been released for this year’s Dundee Mountain Film Festival. The event, to be held on Friday 27 and Saturday 28 November, showcases an international programme of speakers and award winning films and exhibitions. The Festival, in

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Skye Photo Wins Landscape Prize

A stunning view over the Old Man of Storr on the Isle of Skye has taken the top prize in this year’s search to find the ‘Landscape Photographer of the Year’. Parisian-born, Emmanuel Coupe becomes the third person to win

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Wild Places – Wild Journeys Writing Award

Following on from the success of the last three writing competitions at the Fort William Mountain Festival, the John Muir Trust is running another competition for aspiring writers. With the broad theme of ‘experiences in wild places’, entries could incorporate

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Seal Pup Warning to Walkers

The Scottish SPCA is appealing to walkers not to approach or touch any seal pups they find on beaches at this time of year. The warning follows the rescue of a newborn grey seal pup found starving on a Fife

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Posted in Conservation, Walking News

Walkhighlands up for Tourism Awards

Walkhighlands has made the shortlist for this years Highlands and Islands Tourism Awards.  Up for Most Entrepreneurial Business, this is a new award for 2009. Also shortlisted in the same category are two of our advertisers. Active Outdoor Pursuits have a base

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Cairns moved on Ben Nevis

Following consultations with mountaineering organisations, The Nevis Partnership has completed work on the relocation of the line of stone cairns that traditionally marked the path over the summit plateau of the UK’s highest mountain, Ben Nevis. The relocated cairns now

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