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Monthly Archives: August 2013

Alfred Wainwright: Genius?

A number of years ago I was invited by the Wainwright Society to deliver their Centenary Lecture, I thought I was rather curious choice of speaker to talk about the legacy of Alfred Wainwright. For a start I’m a born,

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Posted in Magazine

Deadline near for hill walking detectives

This weekend is the last chance for hill walkers to submit photos of any bulldozed tracks they have encountered. Walkers were asked to turn detective and send in evidence which will be used by campaigners who want to show the

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Posted in Access issues, Walking News

Scottish National Trail website launched

A new website has just been launched to help promote the Scottish National Trail. The Trail – which was devised by outdoors broadcaster and writer Cameron McNeish and launched by First Minister Alex Salmond last year – runs for the

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Posted in Walkhighlands news, Walking News


Plans for new Trossachs long distance path unveiled

A new long distance route in Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park that will link the West Highland Way and the Rob Roy Way has been officially named. Bruce Crawford MSP helped children from Trossachs Primary School to christen

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Posted in Access issues, Walking News

Swallows success and puffins static on St Kilda

Swallows and Leach's Storm Petrels are the successes from St Kilda's bird breeding season this summer, the National Trust for Scotland reports, whilst numbers of puffins have remained the same. For the first time, a pair of migrating swallows have

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Posted in Conservation

West coast killer whales spotted off Scottish east coast

There has been a confirmed sighting of the West Coast Community of killer whales off Peterhead, the first time members of this small and highly unique population have been reported off Scotland's east coast. Video footage of the sighting, by

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Posted in Conservation



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