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Monthly Archives: June 2011

Walks, talks and teas on the Dava Way

The Dava Way, which links Forres to Grantown on Spey, will host a series of walks and talks during the summer. The Edinkillie Community Hall Committee have organised the series which start from the Dunphail Breathing Place, part way along

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Posted in Walking News

Beauly Denny power line costs double

The cost of a controversial power line from Beauly to Denny has almost doubled. The total cost of the controversial scheme, which will see 600 giant pylons erected along most of the 137 mile route, is now expected to be

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Posted in Conservation

Take a hike on Scotland's Great Trails

A big push to encourage more people to use Scotland’s long distance routes was launched near Peterhead today (17 June) by Stewart Stevenson, local MSP and Minister for the Environment. For the first time, the best of Scotland’s long distance

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Posted in Walkhighlands news, Walking News

Call for action on Hill Tracks

The Mountaineering Council of Scotland (MCofS) and John Muir Trust are calling on the Scottish Government to “stop sitting on the fence” and take action to bring the construction of hill tracks under planning control. For many years now there

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Posted in Access issues, Conservation, Walking News

Sea Eagles bring millions to Mull economy

An RSPB study has shown that the Isle of Mull benefits by 5 million pounds a year from the re-introduction of the white-tailed eagle, or sea eagle. 1,200 visitors to the island were suveyed in 2010 and the findings suggest

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Posted in Conservation

Loch Lomond wind farm plans to go on show

Plans for a proposed new wind farm near Loch Lomond are set to go on show at three public exhibitions taking place in Drymen later this month. Hamilton based, Banks Renewables, will start a public consultation process regarding the proposed

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Posted in Conservation, Walking News

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