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Monthly Archives: June 2011

New Loch Lomond campsite open

A new, semi-formal, campsite at Sallochy Bay, on the banks of Loch Lomond is now open. The campsite has been set up to provide additional camping facilities following the ban on wild camping on this stretch of east Loch Lomondside.

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Rare vagrant bat found on Arran

A National Trust for Scotland’s Brodick Country Park ranger has been involved in identifying and looking after a rare vagrant parti-coloured bat that was found grounded on the Isle of Arran earlier this year. Ranger Corinna Goeckeritz received a phone

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Posted in Conservation

New family boosts Canna’s population

Conservation charity, the National Trust for Scotland (NTS) has confirmed that a family of four take up residence on the island of Canna from Friday 24 June. The Spence family, who currently live in Laggan in Inverness-shire, will move into

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Peatland climate change threat

An urgent international call for action on peatland protection and restoration has been made following the release of findings at a landmark peatlands conference. Delegates heard that a loss of only 5% of the carbon stored in UK peatlands would

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Trump delays golf resort plans

Donald Trump has been forced to put his golf resort plans on the Aberdeenshire coast on hold. The golf course, which is currently under construction, will go ahead and open next year, however the large complex planned to go with

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Posted in Walking News

Fall in Scottish mountain rescue call outs

2010 was the first year in which the number of mountain rescue incidents in Scotland declined. Mountain rescue teams in Scotland made 534 call outs in 2010, a reduction of 24 on the previous year. The figures, released by the

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