Monthly Archives: February 2012

Synthetic Insulated Jackets for Winter

Whilst Scotland seems to be basking in balmy Spring weather I’m still holding out for a final icy blast for an oft-postponed igloo-building trip. Although there’s plenty of snow forecast for later this weekend, at the moment here’s a distinct

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Posted in Gear reviews, Jackets

SSE submits plans for massive hydro scheme in Great Glen

Looking up the Kilfinnan Burn towards the site

SSE Renewables, SSE’s renewable energy development division, has submitted an application for consent to build a huge new pumped storage hydro electric scheme to the north-west of Loch Lochy in the Great Glen. The scheme would help meet peak demand

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Posted in Conservation

JMT objects to Sallachy windfarm

The John Muir Trust, the UK's leading wild land conservation charity, has objected to a 22-turbine wind development on the Sallachy and Duchally Estates near Lairg in Sutherland due to the impact it would have on some of Scotland’s finest

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Posted in Conservation, Walking News

Inchcailloch Island closed until 11 March

As a result of damage caused by recent storms the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park is undertaking work on Inchcailloch and public access will be restricted from today (15 February) to 11 March. The Park Authority says that

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Posted in Access issues, Walking News

Major plans for Galloway Forest facilities

Forestry Commission Scotland is set to invest £4.5 million into boosting forest and woodland recreation in Galloway Forest Park. The plan is part of a wider tourism strategy to modernise the visitor experience and double visitor spending in the local

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Posted in Walking News

Fort William Mountain Festival line up

The 2012 Fort William Mountain Festival kicks off tomorrow (Wedsnesday 15 February) and is offering a great line up during the five-day celebration of mountain culture which runs until Sunday 19 February. From armchair adventurers to weekend warriors, to the

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Posted in Walking News

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