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Monthly Archives: May 2011

TV's sea eagle Itchy found on west coast

Following an appeal by RSPB Scotland, one of the sea eagle’s made famous by an early series of Springwatch as been found living and breeding on the west coast of Scotland. Itchy featured as a chick alongside brother Scratchy, in

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Highlands set to benefit from staycation trend

The Scottish Highlands is set to benefit from the continuing trend for Brits to holiday in the UK. Early good weather around Easter, combined with the additional bank holiday, meant that the tourist season in the Highlands got off to

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Ben Nevis walker dies

A man died yesterday (Sun 29 May) after becoming ill whilst walking on Ben Nevis. The emergency services were alerted shortly after 7:30pm and the casualty was found just above the Half Way Lochan by the Lochaber Mountain Rescue Team.

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Cash for children's outdoor projects up for grabs

Applications are once more open for the North Face Explore Fund which provides grants for outdoor projects involving children and young people. This year the Fund will support non-profit organisations that encourage youth outdoor participation, focusing primarily on creating more

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Knapdale beavers evade researchers

Researchers monitoring beavers re-introduced to the wild have struggled to keep tabs on all of the animals due to the difficult terrain at Knapdale, Argyll. 15 European beavers were released into the wild in 2009 but the annual report of

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Scottish wildlife crimes upheld in courts

This week saw two high profile court cases relating to illegal poison and the killing of a bird of prey on Highland estates result in hefty fines for the estate employees. A massive quantity of banned substance, Carbofuran, was found

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