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Monthly Archives: June 2012

Objections grow to windfarm near popular Munro

The John Muir Trust today added to objections for a windfarm near the popular Munro Ben Wyvis. The Trust's Chief Executive, Stuart Brooks, argues that the Clach Liath proposals (for 17 wind turbines standing 126 metres tall to blade tip)

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Posted in Conservation

Rhodie bashers wanted for Rum

A call has gone out for helpers with a Rhododendron clearance project to support native wildlife. Volunteers are wanted to take part in conservation work on the Isle of Rum between 13th and 16th July. The project is being run

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Climate change affecting Highland plantlife

Climate change has impacted on upland plants and vegetation over the past half century, new evidence from north west Scotland has revealed. Research funded by Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) and the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) has revealed for the

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Posted in Conservation

First Moray Walking Festival

The first Moray Walking Festival will take place next week, from Thursday 21 June to Sunday 24 June inclusive and offers a unique opportunity to walk in Scotland's Malt Whisky Country, for Moray is the home to more than half

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Posted in Walking News

MCofS launches Onshore Windfarm Manifesto

The Mountaineering Council of Scotland (MCofS) has launched its Manifesto on Onshore Wind Farms in which it calls for the Munros and Corbetts to be protected from the proliferation of wind farms in Scotland's push for renewable energy. The MCofS

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Posted in Conservation, Walking News

Grizzly Bears and Razor Clams: Chris Townsend talk 21 June

Long distance walker and photographer, Chris Townsend, will be launching his new book on Thursday 21 June in Grantown on Spey. Grizzly Bears and Razor Clams tells the story of Chris's walk along the 1200 mile Pacific Northwest Trail, which

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