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Monthly Archives: July 2013

Bivvy Bags

Often regarded the preserve of climbers perched on inaccessible rocky ledges or soldiers hidden in the bushes, in the right conditions the bivvy (bivi, bivvi or bivouac) bag can add a whole new level of enjoyment to an overnight camp.

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Posted in Camping, Gear reviews

Leith Hall reopens to the public

Leith Hall mansion house has welcomed its first visitors in almost five years. The historic house at the National Trust for Scotland (NTS) property at Kennethmont near Huntly has been refurbished to improve its visitor and functions facilities ahead of

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Posted in Walking News

Walker dies on Ben Nevis

A 51 year old man from Glasgow died on Saturday after collapsing while walking up Ben Nevis. Two off-duty doctors who were on the scene tried to revive him while the emergency services were called. The man was airlifted to

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Posted in Walking News


Abandoned tent on Beinn Eighe sparks police appeal

Police are appealling for information after a tent was left, apparently abandoned, north west of Loch Coire Mhic Fhearchair on Beinn Eighe in Torridon. The Police are keen to trace the owner of the grey and orange tent to ensure

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Posted in Walking News

Outdoor Magazines, have they had their day?

In his monthly Viewpoint column, outdoors writer, broadcaster and mountain walker Cameron McNeish asks where Outdoor magazines can survive. A magazine dropped through my letterbox the other day. After a cursory glance at the front cover I put it on

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Posted in Magazine

First Scottish ash dieback case confirmed

The first case of ash dieback in a protected area of Scotland has been confirmed, Scottish Natural Heritage stated today. Staff from SNH and Stirling Council found a number of young ash saplings showing symptoms of chalara at Balquhidderock Site

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