Monthly Archives: June 2013

Gleann Dubh-Lighe bothy rises from the ashes

Gleann Dubh-Lighe bothy, which was destroyed by fire in 2011, has been rebuilt and is once again available to walkers. With considerable assistance from the owners, Fassfern estate, volunteers from the Mountain Bothies Association (MBA) have spent the last few

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Walkers asked to record bird sightings

A bird charity is asking for the help of hill walkers, estate workers and other outdoor folk in order to monitor Scottish upland birds. The British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) says that these are uncertain times for Scotland's upland habitats

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Posted in Conservation, Walking News

Wind farms out of control says wild land charity

The Scottish Wild Land Group has published a special issue of its magazine, Wild Land News, dedicated to the issue of wind energy. The issue, 'Wind farms gone wild: is the environmental damage justified?', calls into question the Scottish Government's

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Cape Wrath community buy out gets go ahead

The Scottish Government has approved the community buy out application for land and buildings at Cape Wrath. This follows the decision by the Ministry of Defence not to seek to purchase the land, which had led to concerns that access

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Eigg celebrates 16 years of community ownership

Each year since the buy-out in 1997, the Isle of Eigg has celebrated its achievements and this is no different; Eigg is a determined, enterprising community. The Isle of Eigg Heritage Trust says, “June 12th is not only 16th anniversary

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Posted in Conservation, Walkhighlands news, Walking News

Have your say on the Cairngorms National Park path network

The Cairngorms National Park is currently reviewing the walking routes it has designated as 'core paths' and would appreciate input from walkers. The Cairngorms has the most extensive system of core paths in Scotland and the National Park has been

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