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Monthly Archives: July 2013

People 'powerless' in planning process

Almost three quarters of people feel they have no say over changes to their local landscape according to research by the National Trust for Scotland. The findings were revealed in a report published today. The Land We Love contains findings

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Posted in Conservation

Busy year for mountaineering body

For the Mountaineering Council of Scotland (the MCofS) the last year has been spent safeguarding Scotland's mountains and supporting the people who use them. The 2013 Annual Report from the MCofS, the representative body for mountaineering in Scotland, has been

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Posted in Access issues, Conservation, Walking News

Heatstroke warning to walkers and climbers

Climbers and walkers are being warned to be careful of overheating and dehydration. More accustomed to coping with the cold and wet, people taking to the hills during the hot weather will have a different set of problems to face.

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Posted in Walking News

Fire warning for Highlands heatwave

A large wildlife has already burnt a large area of heath and plantation near Laggan and the current tinderbox conditions have lead the Cairngorms National Park Authority (CPNA) to issue a special warning as part of a wider message to

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Posted in Access issues, Conservation, Walking News

Beavers to be considered for Cairngorms

The Cairngorms National Park Authority is to look into the potential for reintroducing beavers to the area next year. A trial reintroduction project at Knapdale in Argyll is due to end in 2014 and beavers are also living wild in

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Time running out to stop hilltracks 'vandalism'

Environmental organisations attempting to stop the unregulated construction of hill tracks in Scotland have been shocked by the scale of the problem, mid-way through a public campaign to identify the worst cases. Working together under Scottish Environment LINK, the nine

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