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Monthly Archives: January 2010

Highland Council Access Officer objects to Alladale licence

With its application for a zoo licence pending, Alladale Estate has come under fire with local Highland Council Access Officer Matt Dent objecting to the renewal of its current licence under the Dangerous Wild Animals Act. According to the Press

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Epic Ben Nevis climbs at Mountain Fest

Next month top climbers Dave MacLeod and Andy Turner will attempt to recreate a legendary era of climbing on Ben Nevis, 50 years on, while making a film for the Fort William Mountain Festival. In 1960, Jimmy Marshall and Robin

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Add OS maps to your walk reports on Walkhighlands

Walkhighlands is used by many walkers for sharing their walking experiences and photos with Walk Reports. In a unique new feature we’ve now made it possible to easily illustrate where you went on your walk using Ordnance Survey mapping, both

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West Harris buy out completed

The West Harris Trust has completed its purchase of more than 16,000 acres of government-owned land. The Trust raised almost £70,000 from various bodies to buy the three crofting estates – Scaristavore, Borve and Luskentyre on Harris in the Western

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Outdoors celebration planned for Scott

The 200th anniversary of the publication of Sir Walter Scott’s poem Lady of the Lake, is to be celebrated in a series of outdoor events later this year, including a new walking trail around Loch Katrine. Scott’s work transformed popular

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Heather Hopper funding withdrawn

The Cairngorms National Park Authority is to stop funding the Heather Hopper bus service which currently runs in the summer months. The heavily-subsidised service, which runs twice a day in the summer and connects Ballater to Grantown on Spey with

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