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Monthly Archives: May 2010

Steall Falls bridge closed

The wire bridge over the Water of Nevis at Steall, Glen Nevis, has been closed after one of its cables snapped on Wednesday 26 May. The bridge links the Glen Nevis property, owned by the John Muir Trust, with land

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Posted in Access issues, Walking News

One year on for Scottish beavers

A year ago, on 29 May 2009, Scotland’s first wild beavers for over 400 years were released into Knapdale Forest, Mid-Argyll. This marked the start of the Scottish Beaver Trial, a five-year time-limited trial reintroduction and a partnership project between

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Posted in Conservation

Three Osprey chicks at Loch Garten

Staff at the Loch Garten RSPB reserve near Aviemore are celebrating the arrival of a third osprey chick. Breeding pair, EJ and Odin had two chicks hatch last weekend with the third making its arrival yesterday. Three Osprey chicks are

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40 day Munro challenger conquers Cuillin

Stephen Pyke (better known as Spyke) is still well on track to finish his Munro challenge in 40 days, although there are still some supremely challenging days ahead. On Monday of this week Spyke completed the Cuillin ridge on Skye,

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Wolves plan scrapped at Alladale

Alladale Esate in Sutherland has axed plans to keep four wolves in a secure enclosure. The plan had been to import the wolves from Romania and keep them in a relatively small enclosure but this has now been shelved because

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Posted in Access issues, Conservation, Walking News

Speyside Way extension likely to go ahead

The Cairngorms National Park (CPNA) has decided to go ahead with the proposed extension of the Speyside Way to Newtonmore despite objections from one landowner. Last Friday (14 May) the National Park Authority’s Board approved the making of a ‘Path

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