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Monthly Archives: September 2013

Scottish Government launches plan to save the wildcat

A new action plan to reverse the decline of the Scottish wildcat within six years was launched today by Environment Minister Paul Wheelhouse. It sets out for the first time a package of measures that a range of land managers,

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Posted in Conservation

Reel Rock film tour comes to Scotland

The Reel Rock tour of the world's greatest climbing and adventure films has added four Scottish dates to its current schedule. The film tour will be coming to Bathgate on 9 October, Aviemore on 10 October, Balloch on 11 October

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Real Three Peaks Challenge aims to clean up

Highlighting a new initiative to make a clean sweep of Britain's three highest peaks, Ben Nevis conservation officers have called on climbers and walkers to treat the mountain with the respect it deserves. After an especially busy summer season, rangers

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Posted in Conservation, Walking News

Rare whale stranded on St Kilda

The National Trust for Scotland (NTS), has reported that a rarely-seen Sowerby's beaked whale and calf became stranded in the shallow waters of Village Bay, Hirta last week. The 5m long adult female and 1.5m long calf were seen in

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Posted in Conservation

Rab Strata & Xenon X Hoodies

We’re changing the way that we do gear reviews at Walkhighlands – there’s a comprehensive back catalogue of comparative reviews here but we reckon it’s time for a change. This autumn and winter we’ll be looking at an eclectic selection

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Posted in Gear reviews, Jackets

Overwhelming public support for wild land protection

The John Muir Trust has welcomed the resounding two to one support for wild land protection expressed in responses to the Scottish Government’s planning consultation exercise launched in May. Of over 150 submissions to the Scottish Planning Policy consultation document

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Posted in Conservation, Walking News



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