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Monthly Archives: June 2010

Hillphones service resumes

The Hillphones service detailing access arrangements for deer stalking starts operating for the season again from 1 July. The Hillphones service provides information to enable hillwalkers and climbers to find out where red deer stalking is taking place over the

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Posted in Access issues

MCofS Annual Meet date announced

The Mountaineeering Council of Scotland (MCofS) will hold its Annual Meet on 4 September this year. The day of activities to be followed by a social evening and meal, will also include the AGM and will be held at Glenmore

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Posted in Walking News

More Sea Eagles arrive for east Scotland

Another batch of sea eagle chicks have just been flown in to Edinburgh as part of a reintroduction project for the east of Scotland. The 19 white tailed eagle chicks were welcomed at Edinburgh Airport by Environment Minister Roseanna Cunningham.

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Posted in Conservation


Walker dies on Ben Nevis

A man collapsed and died whilst on a walking trip to Ben Nevis yesterday morning (26 June). Fort William police were notified about an incident on the mountain at around half past eight on Saturday morning and members of Lochaber

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Posted in Walking News

Petitions launched to protect wild land

The John Muir Trust (JMT) has launched two petitions to urge the UK and Scottish governments to give greater protection to the country’s last remaining wild land. The petition in Scotland calls for wild land to be protected by a

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Posted in Conservation

Banana skins top offender in Nevis clean up

During the first litter pick of the year, the most common item found on Ben Nevis was the humble banana skin. Conservationists have previously estimated that there are over 1000 banana skins on the summit of Ben Bevis. Volunteers filled

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Posted in Conservation, Walking News



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