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Monthly Archives: February 2011

Fersit bridge closure affects hillwalkers

Hillwalkers wanting to access hills from the village of Fersit near Roy Bridge are warned that Inverlair Bridge will be closed until midnight on 6 March. Although a temporary pedestrian bridge and shuttle bus will be provided, there will not

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Posted in Access issues, Walking News

Mountain Leader Training Course launched

Are you involved with taking the lead as part of your walking or mountaineering club days out? The MCofS are offering members the opportunity to apply for a place on a Summer Mountain Leader Training Course (SMLTB) which will run

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Posted in Walking News

Trump tripped up over homes purchase

Campaigners look to have scored a great victory as Donald Trump has declared that he will not use compulsory purchase powers to clear residents of Menie from their homes. The Press and Journal has reported that after almost two years

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Posted in Uncategorized

Jimmy Savile goes off piste for Fort William

A new promotional film featuring Sir Jimmy Savile undertaking a range of hair raising extreme sports is proving to be an internet sensation. Closer inspection of the film, produced for Outdoor Capital, to promote the Fort William and Lochaber area,

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Kilted skiers wanted for record breaking attempt

Cairngorm Mountain is calling on skiers and snow boarders to pull on their kilts for another record breaking, fund raising attempt in 2011. Last year 235 skiers and boarders took part in the record breaking attempt and this year the

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International Year of Forests grants up for grabs

Forestry Commission Scotland is calling all community groups, events organisers, countryside rangers, furniture makers, artists and timber architects to apply for a new range of grants. If you are looking to run an event this year and it relates to

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Posted in Access issues, Conservation

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