Monthly Archives: September 2010

Deer stalking website offline

The new website offering access information about deer stalking is temporarily out of action. Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) which hosts the site is advising people wanting information about where stalking is taking place to use the Hillphones system instead. The

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Canna appeals for new blood

An appeal has been mounted to find a family wanting to move to the tiny Hebridean island of Canna. Islanders on Canna, which is owned by the National Trust for Scotland, are advertising for a family to fill the three-bedroom

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Dibidil – A Hebridean Adventure republished

The Executors of the estate of Irvine Butterfield, in collaboration with the Mountain Bothies Association, have re-published Dibidil- A Hebridean Adventure. The book tells the remarkable story of the restoration in 1970 of the ruins of Dibidil cottage, on the

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North Harris declares war on Giant Rhubarb

The North Harris Trust has begun a project to eradicate invasive giant rhubarb from the island with the help of volunteers from the John Muir Trust, the UK’s leading wild land charity. Harris is better known for its stunning beaches

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New love interest for beaver Trude

The Scottish Beaver Trial team has been busy doing a spot of match-making this week, with hopes to see some loch-side love in time for the next breeding season. On Tuesday (21 September 2010), a new male beaver from Telemark,

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Autumn fungi walks at Loch Leven

The hunt is on for mushrooms and other fungi at Loch Leven this Autumn, with free guided walks by Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) reserve staff and Tony Wilson of the British Mycological Society. The free walks will take place on

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