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Monthly Archives: July 2010

Loch Lomond water bus sets sail

A week on Monday sees the launch of Loch Lomond’s new summer water bus service. The service will run from Monday 26 July for 6 weeks and will travel between Loch Lomond Shores, Balloch Park, Cameron House and Balmaha giving

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Posted in Access issues

Cononish Gold Mine battle likely

The application to re-open and extend Scotland’s only gold mine looks set to become the latest large-scale planning battle affecting the landscape and environment. Last week the application was described by Fiona Logan, chief executive of the Loch Lomond and

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Posted in Conservation

Giant black cat warning to walkers

Police are advising walkers to report any sightings of large cats in the woods near Kincraig after a member of the public contacted the station in Aviemore. A member of the public reported to Police that they had seen what

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Posted in Walking News

First Osprey chicks fly the nest

Nature’s answer to Supermum, a 24-year-old osprey famed as the oldest breeding bird of its kind ever to be recorded in the UK, has exceeded the expectations of experts by surviving this year’s breeding season to see that her latest

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Posted in Conservation

Funding for Devil's Beef Tub restoration

The Borders Forest Trust has received funding from the Scottish Government to restore native woodland at the Devil’s Beef Tub near Moffat. The Trust which bought the land at Corehead Farm in 2009 after a lengthy fundraising campaign, has secured

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Posted in Conservation

Cairn Gorm access debate hots up

As the temperatures soar and more people take to the hills, Ramblers Scotland has called for a full debate of Cairn Gorm access arrangements. Earlier this week it was announced that the Cairngorms funicular railway is to be opened up

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Posted in Access issues, Conservation, Walking News




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