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Monthly Archives: December 2009

Scottish Marilyns now on Walkhighlands

Know your Marilyns from your Munros? Walkhighlands has now added all the Scottish Marilyns under 2000 feet so you can write trip reports and record them on your logger or bagger’s map. The Marilyns are the relative hills, those with

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Posted in Walkhighlands news

Wolf Plan takes step forward

Paul Lister has taken the next step in his plans to brings wolves to his Scottish estate. The Northern Times reports that Alladale Estate manager Hugh Fullerton-Smith has announced his intention to apply to the local authority for a zoo

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Posted in Access issues, Conservation

Avalanche Warning Service Starts Today

The SportScotland Avalanche Information Service starts publishing its detailed reports for the Scottish Mountains today (Thurs 17 Dec). The five mountain areas covered are North Cairngorms, South Cairngorms, Lochaber, Creag Meagaidh and Glencoe. Each report covers snow, avalanche, and climbing

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Posted in Walking News

Red squirrel strongholds get go ahead

The Forestry Commission in Scotland will set up and manage 18 stronghold sites that will help safeguard the country’s surviving red squirrel population. Welcoming the announcement, Environment Minister Roseanna Cunningham said, “Red squirrels are an important and high-profile part of

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Posted in Conservation

Bulldozed tracks threat raised at Holyrood

Ugly and environmentally damaging hill tracks are constructed every year with no requirement that they are considered through the planning system, say the Mountaineering Council of Scotland (MCofS). Beautiful wild areas, iconic for Scotland’s residents and visitors, are being blighted

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Not too late to save the Birks of Aberfeldy

The Birks of Aberfeldy, one of the most popular and beautiful short woodland walks in the Highlands, are under threat from a hydro scheme. The stunning steep-sided and birch-clad ravine and its impressive falls were celebrated in a ballad by

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