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Monthly Archives: March 2010

Snow stops Loch Garten Osprey watchers

Heavy snow in Badenoch and Strathspey means that the Loch Garten Osprey centre is unlikely to open for viewing as planned tomorrow (1 April). Although EJ, the female Osprey, returned to the nest site recently, 60cm of fresh snow, means

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Ice Axes on Eurostar

The Mountaineering Council of Scotland (MCofS) has clarified the procedure that mountaineers need to follow if they wish to travel with ice tools on Eurostar trains. Eurostar has a policy of not allowing certain items that could be used as

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Trapped man dies on Ben More

A man who became trapped by a rock on Ben More, near Crianlarich, has died. The 62 year old became trapped on the Munro on Saturday morning and was pronounced dead at the scene. An extensive rescue effort was made

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Expeditions Archive Online

The MCofS (Mountaineering Council of Scotland) has launched an on-line database of expedition reports on its website. The reports are from mountaineering expeditions, climbing trips and individuals based in Scotland that have received grant support from the MCofS. There are

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Famous osprey back at Loch of the Lowes

The bird thought to be oldest breeding female of its kind ever recorded in the UK has returned for the 20th consecutive year to the Scottish Wildlife Trust’s (SWT) Loch of the Lowes Wildlife Reserve astonishing wildlife experts, it was

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Ordnance Survey mapping goes free

Gordon Brown announced in a major speech this morning that he is going to make “a wide range of Ordnance Survey mapping data free for commercial reuse from 1 April”. This follows a consultation carried out by the OS over

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