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Monthly Archives: September 2013

Arc'teryx Cerium LT Jacket

New for this autumn, the Arc’teryx Cerium LT represents the Canadian brand’s first foray into down insulation and it’s already won a few awards. Is it worth the cash? Here’s the lowdown: Arc’teryx Cerium LT Jacket Price: £240 Weight: 261g

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Posted in Gear reviews, Jackets

Light threat to Dark Sky Park

The Astronomer Royal for Scotland, the John Muir Trust and the Scottish Wild Land Group have sent an open letter to the Scottish Government asking it to update Scottish Planning Policy to prevent the construction of wind farms in Europe's

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Posted in Conservation

MCofS Winter Skills and Avalanche Courses

As winter approaches, the Mountaineering Council of Scotland (MCofS) have released dates of this year's Winter Skills and Avalanche Awareness courses. Last year was a particularly avalanche-prone winter, and the MCofS is urging anyone heading out into the snowy conditions

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Posted in Walking News


A personal plea for the Monadhliath

A folder sits on the desk of Scottish Finance Minister John Swinney. It contains the recommendations of Mrs Jill Moody DipTP MRTPI, the reporter to the recent public inquiry into proposals to build 31 wind turbines in the Monadhliath close

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Posted in Conservation, Magazine

Body found in search for missing Skye hillwalker

Police have confirmed that a man's body has been found in the search for a hillwalker missing on Skye since Tuesday evening. The Police have said they will not release his name until a formal identification has been made. The

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Posted in Walking News

Government urged not to water down wild land policy

The Scottish Government plans to consult on the wild land map, drawn up by SNH, which will be used to define protected areas in any future wild land policy. This move has been seen by supporters of the proposed policy

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Posted in Conservation



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