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Monthly Archives: January 2013

Fourth Glencoe avalanche victim named

Police have named the fourth victim to have died as a result of the avalanche in Glencoe on Saturday as Rachel Majumdar. Dr Majumdar, aged 29, was working at Harrogate District Hospital and living in Leeds although was originally from

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Posted in Walking News

Three Glencoe avalanche victims named

Three of the four climbers killed in an avalanche on Bidean Nam Bian on Saturday have been named by police. They are Una Rachel Finnegan, 25, from County Antrim who was a junior doctor living in Edinburgh, Tom Chesters, 28,

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Posted in Walking News

Queen's View visitor centre closed

Queen’s View Visitor Centre is now closed for the winter but work will soon start to prepare the site for the ground works that make up the first part of the Visitor Centre refurbishment programme. Part of the preparations will

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Posted in Walking News

Fort William Mountain Festival programme

The full programme for the 2013 Fort William Mountain Festival has now been announced. The line up includes speakers made up of top climbers, mountaineers and extreme sports men and women, together with adventure film screenings and mountain workshops. This

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Posted in Walking News

Future of Kinloch Castle, Rum to be secured

A new initiative has been launched by Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) to explore options for the future of Kinloch Castle on the Isle of Rum. SNH owns the castle and most of the island which is home to the Isle

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Posted in Conservation

Cash for upgrades to West Highland and Great Glen Ways

Parts of the West Highland Way long distance route will be upgraded following an injection of £750,000 of government funding. The cash is part of £3.15m being given to Forestry Commission Scotland to improve Scotland’s forest estates. Over £1m will

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