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Monthly Archives: October 2010

Ratty thriving on Quinag

Water voles on the John Muir Trust’s Quinag property are thriving, despite a national decline in their numbers. Researchers from Aberdeen University found the third highest annual occupancy of water vole sites on the property, in Assynt, North West Sutherland,

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Posted in Conservation

Deer stalking season ends

The Scottish stag stalking season has now come to an end. This year, in addition to the Hillphones recorded message system, a new website was trialled aimed at giving walkers and climbers up to date access information. If you used

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Posted in Access issues, Walking News

John Muir Trust goes wild in the country

The John Muir Trust has published a new Vision for Wild Land and Wild Places entitled “Our Essential Wildness”. The Vision outlines how the Trust will work to protect and enhance wild land, while ensuring that people are able to

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Posted in Conservation

Walkhighlands shortlisted for tourism awards

Walkhighlands has been shortlisted for 2 awards in this year’s Highlands and Island Tourism Awards. Walkhighlands entered the Best Use of Social Media and Most Enterprising Business in the Great Outdoors categories and focused on our interactive social network which

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Posted in Walkhighlands news

Deer warning to motorists

Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) is warning motorists that collisions between deer and vehicles soar at this time of year, with the risk of a collision almost twice as high in Scotland as in England. As the nights get longer and

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Posted in Walking News

Snow forecast brings safety warning

With snow showers forecast across the Scottish mountain tops today and tomorrow, and a couple of blizzards predicted for the Cairngorms, the Mountaineering Council of Scotland (MCofS) has related the following experience which will be familiar to many at this

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Posted in Walking News



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