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Monthly Archives: April 2011

Nature photography contest open

The hunt for Scotland’s best nature pictures is on, as part of a Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) contest to celebrate Scottish Biodiversity Week. The fifth annual Nature Photography Competition is open to both amateur and professional photographers. First prize is

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ViewRanger and Walkhighlands team up

Visitors and locals alike can now download detailed guides to walking routes straight onto their mobile phones following a new collaboration between Scottish based walkers’ website Walkhighlands and top mobile phone app ViewRanger. Walkhighlands aims to boost Scottish tourism and

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Spot the birdie at Creag Meagaidh

Visitors and locals in the Highlands are being offered the chance to see the courtship display of black grouse once again. Creag Meagaidh National Nature Reserve, sited part way between Laggan and Spean Bridge, ran a similar event last year

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Summer Mountain Leader offer for Scottish walking clubs

The Mountaineering Council of Scotland (MCofS) is offering Scottish club members the opportunity to participate in a Summer Mountain Leader Training Course based from the Loch Lomond Outdoor Centre at a special discounted rate on two sets of dates in

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Tyndrum gold mine plans revised

The John Muir Trust has cautiously welcomed the prospect of revised plans for a gold mine at Cononish, near Tyndrum in the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park. Developer Scotgold Resources Ltd has issued a letter to interested parties stating

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Borders long distance walks mapped out

Walker’s website Walkhighlands has added two more long distance routes in the Scottish Borders. Full descriptions, OS mapping, GPS downloads and photos are now available free of charge for the Borders Abbeys Way and the St Cuthbert’s Way. The Scottish

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