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Yearly Archives: 2013

Police appeal to walkers over poisoned Glen Lethnot eagle

Police have appealed for walkers in Angus for information about a poisoned golden eagle. The bird was found dead earlier this month and tests have now revealed that it was illegally poisoned. Anyone who was in the Glen Lethnot area

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Posted in Conservation, Walking News

Christmas Selection Box 2013

In the last Gear Review of 2013, Phil takes a look at a selection of winter goodies to suit all stockings pockets. Edelrid Shark crampons £140 It’s often hard to distinguish between the racks of 12-point crampons on the outdoor

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Posted in Accessories, Gear reviews

John Swinney urged to act over Chesthill Estate access

The Mountaineering Council of Scotland (MCofS) – which represents Scotland’s hillwalkers and climbers – has called on John Swinney MSP to take action on an estate which is flouting Scotland's access laws. The MCofS has appealed to John Swinney –

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Posted in Access issues, Walking News

Loch Lochy hydro scheme approved

Plans for a hydro-electric scheme costing £800 million pounds – the largest ever in Scotland – has been approved by the government. The 600MW project at Coire Glas – in the hills behind Loch Lochy – is proposed to be

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Posted in Access issues, Conservation

National Trust counts costs of recent storms

The National Trust for Scotland is still counting the costs of last week's ferocious winds, as the Met Office once again issues yellow warnings for high winds over the weekend. Properties in the charity's care all over the country sustained

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Posted in Conservation, Walking News

Wind farm threatens Cairngorms National Park says MCofS

Plans to create a wind farm on the edge of the Cairngorms National Park are being opposed by the Mountaineering Council of Scotland (MCofS). The Nathro Hill wind farm, proposed for a site near Brechin, would be the largest wind

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Posted in Access issues, Walking News




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