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Monthly Archives: April 2013

Wind-farm free areas set to become reality

In his monthly Viewpoint column, outdoors writer, broadcaster and mountain walker Cameron McNeish responds to breaking news from the Scottish Government. As far as I am aware no European Government has put an outright ban on wind turbines on particular

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Posted in Conservation, Magazine, Walking News

SNH publish new Scottish Wild Land map

A new map showing the main areas of wild land in Scotland has been published today (Tuesday) by Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH). It is the first time this has been done in the UK. The areas include the part of

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Posted in Conservation, Walking News

Walking still most popular outdoor activity for Scots

According to an annual survey by Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) walking continues to be the most popular outdoor recreational activity among adults living in Scotland. Walking was the main activity on 73% of visits to the outdoors in 2012, with

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Posted in Walking News

Shenavall Bothy closed 4 to 12 May

Shenavall Bothy will be closed for repair work from 4th to 12th May. The bothy is frequently used as a start point for the Fisherfield Munros and is also a popular stop on through walks such as the Cape Wrath

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Posted in Access issues, Walking News

May is most dangerous month for deer collisions

To avoid accidents, motorists should slow down and be on the lookout for deer on the road in May, warns Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH). Vehicle accidents involving deer peak at this time of year, as yearling animals disperse, looking for

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March of the Bluebells

The Woodland Trust Scotland is appealing to members of the public to be on the lookout for the common bluebell to help track their annual march north. In recent years the average first flowering for bluebells in Scotland has been

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Posted in Conservation, Walking News

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