Monthly Archives: June 2010

Lottery money for Scottish paths announced

The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) has announced funding of £720,000 to repair 94kms of eroded mountain paths in the Cairngorms as well as support to complete the route around Loch Leven and to develop heritage trails in Castle Semple Country

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Posted in Access issues, Walking News

Loch Lomond camping ban approved

New by-laws to ban camping in specific areas of east Loch Lomondside have been approved by the National Park. Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park approved the proposal following a public consultation. Various groups such as Ramblers Scotland and

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Hill Tracks development rules to be reviewed

The Mountaineering Council of Scotland (MCofS) reports that Dave Thompson MSP has announced a review by the Scottish Government of the planning rules surrounding hill tracks. Currently many such tracks do not require planning permission as they are deemed to

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Posted in Conservation, Walking News

Loch of the Lowes Osprey fights for survival

Fears are mounting for the future survival of the UK’s oldest breeding female osprey. The 25-year-old bird, which has significantly outstripped the average eight-year lifespan of an osprey, began showing signs of poor health last Friday night (18 June) and

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Rescue service privatisation scrapped

As part of the coalition Government’s budget cuts, the privatisation plans for search and rescue services (SAR) will not now go ahead. This means that the planned transfer of (SAR) from HMS Gannet in Prestwick to Glasgow Airport and the

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Steall Bridge to be repaired

The Mountaineering Council of Scotland has announced that plans are in hand to repair the wire bridge over the Water of Nevis at Steall, Glen Nevis. The bridge has been closed since one its cables snapped on Wednesday 26 May.

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