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Monthly Archives: September 2011

Mountains of adventure planned for EMFF

The best of the best in the fields of climbing, mountaineering, round the world expeditions, base jumping and mountain photography are among those who will be flocking to the Scottish capital for the 9th Edinburgh Mountain Film Festival (EMFF) from

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New studies show effect of beavers on trees and fish

Two new reports on the Scottish Beaver Trial in Argyll, published by Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH), show that beavers are changing some of the woodland structure but so far having little effect on fish in streams. Beavers were reintroduced to

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Posted in Conservation

Loch Ness windfarm rejected

Highland Council has voted against plans for a 23 turbine wind farm at Druim Ba between Kiltarlity and Abriachan to the northeast of Loch Ness. Planning Committee Councillors decided that the visual impact and the effect on an important tourist

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Bill Bryson and Polartec win Outdoor Writers' awards

Best-selling author and environmental campaigner Bill Bryson has won the Outdoor Writers and Photographers Guild’s (OWPG) prestigious Golden Eagle Award for his campaigning work to protect the British countryside from litterlouts, fly tipping and other threats. The Guild has also

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Scotland’s Mountain Safety Day

A whole day dedicated to mountain safety and open to all will be held in Stirling on 8 October. The day promises a fun mixture of interactive events, presentations and displays – a real one stop shop for information on

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Posted in Walking News

Cameron McNeish backs Monadhliath windfarm campaign

A growing campaign backed by renowned mountaineer, writer and broadcaster Cameron McNeish has issued a call-to-arms to stop the go-ahead of a proposed wind farm at Allt Duine, situated on the very edge of the Cairngorms National Park. The proposed

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Posted in Access issues, Conservation, Walking News




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