Yearly Archives: 2011

Lochcarron to Kyle road closed

A massive rockfall has caused the closure of the A890 between Lochcarron and Kyle of Lochalsh. Highland Council says that the road will remain closed on for the rest of Friday 23 December and is likely to be closed on

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Posted in Access issues

Isle of Rum hostel plans

Temporary visitor accommodation may be installed on the Isle of Rum following concerns about the hostel in the island’s Kinloch Castle. Most of Rum is owned by Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) and managed as a national nature reserve. Kinloch Castle,

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Posted in Walking News

Re-introduced Beavers having little effect on rivers

Beavers in Argyll are so far having little effect on rivers and streams in the area where they’ve been released, according to a new report published by Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH). Following their reintroduction to Knapdale forest near Lochgilphead in

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Posted in Conservation

Council defers decision on Allt Duine windfarm

Protestors at Highland Council HQ

Highland Council’s planning committee members today deferred their decision on the controversial Allt Duine wind farm and will carry out a site visit in the New Year. Supporters of the Save the Monadhliath Mountains (SMM) campaign who have fought the

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Last chance for Xmas gift offer

If you’re still stuck for want to buy anyone who loves the Scottish mountains, there is still time to take up the offer of gift membership of the MCofS. Membership of the Mountaineering Council of Scotland comes complete with a

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Posted in Walkhighlands news

Diversions on West Highland Way and Great Glen Way

The recent stormy weather in Scotland resulted in fallen trees causing diversions and warnings on both the West Highland Way and the Great Glen Way. A spokesperson for the West Highland Way said, “A route diversion is in place at

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