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Monthly Archives: November 2010

Walkhighlands scoops double at tourism awards

Walkhighlands has won two awards in this year’s Highlands and Islands Tourism Awards. The award for Best use of Social Media was given for the popular interactive features on Walkhighlands which include hill-bagger’s maps, individual walker’s diaries, a Facebook application,

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Search and Rescue privatisation planned

The coalition government is planning to go ahead with plans to privatise the search and rescue helicopter service which operates throughout the UK. This service is currently provided by the RAF and Royal Navy, plus civilian helicopters through the Maritime

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Posted in Walking News

Walkers urged to register for 999 text service

A new emergency text service has been set up to allow people to text 999 when voice calls cannot be made but there is sufficient signal to send a text. Heather Morning, Mountain Safety Advisor at the MCofS, is urging

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Posted in Walking News

JMT renews objections to Shetland windfarm

The John Muir Trust (JMT), the UK’s leading wild land charity, has maintained its objection to the Viking wind development on Shetland’s mainland. The JMT’s view is that the size and scale of the Viking development, which consists of 127

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Posted in Conservation, Walking News

Mountain Weather forecast times

The Mountain Weather Information Service will now revise it’s forecasts at 13:30 daily rather than 16:30. This seasonal change is made every year to help hill-goers plan their activities. Minor revisions to the forecasts will continue to be made throughout

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Historic Scotland opens its doors for free

Historic Scotland is once again offering free admission to its properties over the St Andrew’s Day weekend. The free weekend runs from Saturday 27 November to Tuesday 30 November. Highlights include Urquhart Castle on Loch Ness, Huntly Castle (pictured), Skara

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