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Monthly Archives: January 2011

Law to protect seals welcomed

Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) has welcomed new legislation that came into force today to protect seals. Measures brought in under the Marine (Scotland) Act 2010 outlaw unregulated shooting of seals, establish a new licensing system to manage shooting and introduce

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Posted in Conservation

Scotland's forests protected says Scottish Government

Proposals in England to sell off national forest land do not stretch to Scotland said Environment and Climate Change Minister, Roseanna Cunningham. Commenting on the launch of a Westminster consultation document on the future of national forests in England she

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Posted in Access issues, Uncategorized

Man survives 1000ft fall in Grey Corries

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A 35 year old hillwalker has escaped with only minor injuries after falling 1000 feet down a mountainside in the Grey Corries. The climber, who was 35 and from Glasgow, was part of a group of hillwalkers. He fell from

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Posted in Walking News

Nick Clegg gives hope to Rescue Teams

Nick Clegg, the Deputy Prime Minister appeared to give ground on the issue of VAT charged on new equipment for Mountain Rescue Teams. The issue has been raised by Mountain Rescue for some time and has been put into sharper

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Posted in Walking News

SAR privatisation plans collapse

The Government’s plan to privatise the Search and Rescue service (SAR) throughout Britain appears to have collapsed as the Royal Bank of Scotland has pulled out of the consortia bidding to run the privatised service. The previous Government had announced

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Posted in Walking News

Speyside Way extension delayed

There looks set to be another delay in the long running plans to extend the Speyside Way. Currently the long distance route from Buckie on the Moray Firth ends at Aviemore, however for the last 14 years there have been

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Posted in Access issues, Walking News

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