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Monthly Archives: November 2011

New bothy for Eskdalemuir Forest

The Mountain Bothy Association (MBA) has opened a new bothy at Greensykes in Eskdalemuir Forest in Dumfries and Galloway. The building will provide shelter for walkers tackling the hills and through routes around Langholm and Eskdalemuir. An MBA spokesman said,

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Posted in Access issues, Walking News

Cheaper island ferry fares here to stay

A scheme to reduce the cost of Scottish ferry travel is to be extended, the Scottish government has announced. The road equivalent tariff (RET) has been operating on a pilot basis and is now to become permanent on services to

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New attempt to topple The Mannie on Ben Bhraggie

Police are appealing for information after a second attempt was made to topple the Duke of Sutherland’s statue near Golspie. The huge statue, known locally as The Mannie, stands on Ben Bhraggie and commemorates the duke who was reasonable for

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Posted in Walking News


Campaigners say Monadhliath windfarm will hurt tourism

Rural tourism is the lifeblood of the Highlands economy and there are significant concerns that the local tourism economy stands to be severely damaged by the Allt Duine wind farm if the go ahead for the site is granted, warns

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Posted in Access issues, Conservation

A82 closure planned for December weekend

The A82, south of Fort William, will be closed over the weekend of 9 – 12 December to remove a potentially hazardous rock mass. Walkers and climbers hoping to use this main route to Fort William and further north need

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Posted in Access issues

Dundee Mountain Film Festival this weekend

This year’s Dundee Mountain Film Festival boasts a glittering array of varied films covering caving, climbing, kayaking, mountaineering, running and cycling. In addition there will be talks by round the world cyclist, Mark Beaumont, hillwalking writer Ian Mitchell, and Peter

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