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Monthly Archives: October 2012

Scottish Ministers Accused of Natural Heritage Leadership Failure

Green energy companies gathering for a major exhibition and conference in Glasgow are being asked for their support in protecting Scotland's mountains. In the absence of political leadership from Scottish Ministers, the Mountaineering Council of Scotland (MCofS) is calling for

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Posted in Conservation

Work complete on Ben Nevis cairns

Work has now been completed on two navigation cairns on Ben Nevis. Following a public consultation process at the start of 2012, one new cairn has been erected and the Number 4 Gully cairn has been replaced. The Coire Leis

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Posted in Walking News

Scottish National Trail launched

A new long distance route running the length of Scotland was launched today. The unofficial route, which has been devised by outdoors writer Cameron McNeish and uses existing long distance trails and established walking routes, links Kirk Yetholm just north

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Posted in Walking News

Gear Review: Backpacking Tents for Two

The mainstay of the backpacking tent market, a two-person model is the ideal combination of living space and weight for the backpacker that wants one tent for use (almost) all year round. As a plus-six-footer most one-person tents are too

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Posted in Camping, Gear reviews

Motorists warned of deer on Scottish roads

Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) is warning motorists that collisions between deer and vehicles soar at this time of year, with the risk of a collision almost twice as high in Scotland as in England. As the nights get longer and

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Monadhliath windfarm public inquiry

The public inquiry into the proposed Allt Duine windfarm on the edge of the Cairngorms National Park has started this week in Aviemore. The RWE Npower Renewables application is to build 31 125-metre turbines at Allt Duine in the Monadhliath

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Posted in Conservation, Walking News

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