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Monthly Archives: January 2014

Hillwalkers help sought on Glen Lyon Munros access

A survey of access problems on a Glen Lyon estate is being carried out by the Mountaineering Council of Scotland. Long-running problems on the North Chesthill Estate have seen a steady stream of complaints from hill walkers who feel they

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Posted in Access issues, Walking News

What’s in a name?

The Cairngorms

DO you know what ‘Am Monadh Ruadh’ translates as? Yes, indeed, it means the red rounded hills, the name that the area we now know as the Cairngorms was historically called. And yet, Cairn Gorm means something different. The literal

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Posted in Magazine

Isle of Harris Mountain Festival dates announced

The dates for the 2014 Isle of Harris Mountain Festival have been announced. The festival will take place between Saturday 13th and Saturday 20th September. Billed as “a week-long celebration of the mountains of Harris,” this is the fourth annual

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Posted in Walking News


Ramblers call for mutual respect on the hills

Ramblers Scotland has responded to a recent report in the West Highland Free Press relating to a new access policy issued by Ledgowan estate in Achnasheen. The report claims that, under the new policy, walkers are likely to be stopped

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Posted in Access issues, Walking News

Beaver Trial Wins Conservation Award

The Scottish Beaver Trial, the first ever licensed reintroduction project for beavers in the UK, has won Britain’s Best Conservation Project in the 2013 BBC Countryfile Magazine Awards. The Trial was up against two other conservation projects in this category:

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Posted in Conservation

Mountaineering Council objects to windfarm near Dingwall

A wind farm proposed near Ben Wyvis in Easter Ross would be “an unacceptable escalation of wind farm development in the area” – in the view of the Mountaineering Council of Scotland (MCofS), which has lodged an objection with Highland

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Posted in Conservation



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