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Monthly Archives: August 2013

3rd Night of Adventure planned for 2 September

For the third year running, the Hopes and Homes for Children charity is running its Night of Adventure in Edinburgh. The event will bring together an eclectic collection of explorers and daredevils to share the experiences of adventure with a

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2013 Isle of Harris Mountain Festival

The programme has been finalised for this year's Isle of Harris Mountain Festival and there seems to be an intriguing mix of walks, talks, films, challenges and fun events. The Festival runs from 14 to 21 September and will include

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Dunbartonshire & Stirling Outdoors Festival kicks off 31 August

A week on Saturday (31 August) will see opening of the third Great Outdoors Festival. Running from Saturday 31st August to Sunday 8th September the festival offers a programme of events across West and East Dunbartonshire and Stirling areas. Festival

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Wild land charity takes legal action against Highland Council

The John Muir Trust (JMT) has lodged a petition to the Court of Session for a judicial review of the decision of the Highland Council South Planning Application Committee to conditionally raise no objection to a proposed 83-turbine wind farm

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Posted in Conservation, Walking News

Mountain article competition at MCofS

Budding writers are being sought by the Mountaineering Council of Scotland for its long-running literary competition. Since 1987 the MCofS has run its Mountain Article Competition, seeking out the best in mountain writing, whether fact or fiction, prose or poetry.

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Use of bothies during stalking season

Walkers using Scottish bothies are being warned to check that the bothy is still open as some are used for deer stalking activities during the stalking season. The majority of bothies are unaffected but for any maintained by the Mountain

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