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Monthly Archives: November 2012

Walkhighlands pledges £1000 to walking causes in 2013

Walkhighlands is to increase its charitable donations and gifts next year, with a pledge to donate £1,000 to conservation and walking-related causes in 2013. The causes supported will include bodies which carry out conservation work, campaign on landscape issues, and

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Posted in Access issues, Conservation, Walkhighlands news

Motorists urged to report deer collisions

As the number of road accidents involving deer peak during the winter months, motorists in Scotland are being urged to report deer collisions. The DeerAware campaign undertakes research into such accidents and has also compiled the following tips to help

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Posted in Uncategorized

Reward offered for lost shark tag

A reward is being offered to whoever finds a lost basking shark tag which is likely to wash up in the Neist Point area of Glendale, on the Isle of Skye. The tag is the shape of a small fizzy

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Posted in Conservation, Walking News

Mountaineers say Glenmorie case opens door to industrial-scale wind farms

The body representing hillwalkers and climbers in Scotland says Highland Council's lack of objection to a wind farm near Ben Wyvis sends the message that the Highlands are open house for massive industrial-scale wind farms. The Mountaineering Council of Scotland

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Posted in Conservation

Local Caper success poses questions

A group of capercaillie experts and enthusiasts have been visiting two Highland estates to find out why numbers of the rare species are increasing in the face of serious declines in other parts of Scotland. Earlier this month The Friends

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Posted in Conservation

Pots and Pans for backpacking

Your cookware setup will be dictated by a number of factors – if you’re car-camping there’s little to stop you bringing a range of pots and pans and a twin-burner gas stove (and steak). If you’re backpacking you may think

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Posted in Camping, Gear reviews

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