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Monthly Archives: May 2013

Mountaineers dismayed by windfarm plans

The Mountaineering Council of Scotland has expressed shock that Highland Council might support two huge industrial wind farms in the Northwest Highlands, near a National Scenic Area. The applications for Glencassley and Sallachy, near Loch Shin and Ben Assynt in

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Posted in Conservation, Walking News

Biggest ever Scottish Nature Festival starts Saturday

With the most events ever, Scotland's Nature Festival (formerly Scottish Biodiversity Week) kicks off on May 18 with over 150 free nature events across Scotland. Organised by Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) and partners, the festival celebrates the Year of Natural

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Posted in Conservation, Walking News

Weekend avalanche forecasts cease

No further avalanche forecasts are expected to be issued for Southern Cairngorms, Glencoe, Creag Meagaidh, Lochaber and Northern Cairngorms. The Sports Scotland Avalanche Information Service (SAIS) has been issuing weekend forecasts for these mountain areas since the daily service stopped.

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Posted in Walking News

Victory for Cape Wrath campaigners as MOD drop plans

According to reports, the Ministry of Defence are withdrawing their plans to take over 50 acres of land at Scotland's iconic Cape Wrath for military activity. MSP Rob Gibson said this was a victory for the community who have stood

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Posted in Access issues, Conservation, Walking News

Lochivroan Bothy closed 20 to 29 May

Lochivroan bothy will be closed between Monday 20 May and Wednesday 29 May. Each year the Inverbroom estate allows a school to have exclusive use of this small bothy. The estate apologies for any inconvenience caused and says there will

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Posted in Access issues, Walking News

Kingussie Walkfest

The Strathspey town of Kingussie will be hosting a mini walking festival later this month. The Highland settlement, which prides itself on the number of small festivals which take place throughout the year, is planning an evening of speaker on

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