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Monthly Archives: July 2011

Cameron McNeish at Skye Book Festival

Mountaineer and broadcaster Cameron McNeish will be appearing at the Skye Book Festival on Friday July 29th. Cameron will be presenting an illustrated talk, along with fellow film maker Richard Else, about the BBC 2 documentary The Skye Trail, a

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Tyndrum gold mine application resubmitted

Gold mining plans at Cononish near Tyndrum are back on track following the resubmission of the planning application 15 July. The application has been amended following refusal of planning permission by the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park Authority

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Posted in Conservation

Deaf-blind grandad completes Ben Nevis climb

Michael Anderson – a 70 year old father of three from Larbert – yesterday became the first deaf and fully blind climber to reach the summit of Britain’s highest mountain, Ben Nevis. Michael completed the climb to raise funds for

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New Jura ferry takes to the waves

The Jura Direct Passenger Ferry funded by Argyll and Bute Council is running once again between Tayvallich and Craighouse until the end of September. This is the only direct access from the mainland to Jura and can deliver you to

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Three Peaks challenges place Ben Nevis in endangered top ten

Travel magazine, Wunderlust, has included Ben Nevis on its list of 10 worldwide destinations in need of greater care. The magazine says that the popularity of challenges featuring the highest peaks in England, Wales and Scotland, Snowdon, Scafell Pike and

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Graffiti at the Granite Hill

A unique artistic opportunity is on offer for local people and visitors to Cairnsmore of Fleet National Nature Reserve, in Galloway this Saturday, 23 July. Inspired by the sights and sounds of the magnificent upland reserve near Gatehouse of Fleet,

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