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Monthly Archives: December 2012

Landowners encouraged to report beaver issues

The Tayside Beaver Study Group is encouraging landowners to contact them if they have any issues with beavers on their land, after a Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) study confirmed that approximately 146 beavers are presently living in the wild in

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Posted in Conservation

Enivironmental bodies condemn hill-tracks decision

Scotland’s environmental groups and charities have expressed surprise and disappointment that the Scottish Government has decided not to remove permitted development rights for agricultural and forestry tracks. Scottish Environment LINK – whose members inculde RSPB Scotland, the John Muir Trust,

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Posted in Conservation, Walking News

Mountaineers angry at bulldozed hill tracks decision

Mountaineers have condemned the Scottish Government as ‘feeble’ for its failure to stop new hill tracks being bulldozed through unspoilt landscapes. The Mountaineering Council of Scotland has been campaigning for all new tracks to require planning permission. This would prevent

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Posted in Conservation, Walking News

Drybags

It rains in Scotland, so unless you fancy lugging around soggy sandwiches – and perhaps more worryingly insulating clothing – it’s necessary to take precautions against moisture ingress. Most rucksacks are made from water-resistant materials, but they don’t have sealed

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Posted in Accessories, Gear reviews

Avalanche forecasts for all areas

From today (13 December) the SportScotland Avalanche Information Service will be issuing forecasts for the five main climbing and hillwalking areas. Last weekend forecasts were issued for Lochaber and the Northern Cairngorms. They have now been joined by detailed information

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Posted in Walking News

Community buyout plans for Mull of Galloway

Nearby residents are hoping to own the most southerly part of Scotland if their community buyout plans are successful. The Northern Lighthouse Board is seeking to sell 30 acres at the tip of the Mull of Galloway and a local

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Posted in Conservation




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