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Monthly Archives: March 2014

Politics of the Hills

I have the 18th September marked off in my diary. A reminder to go and vote, not that I'll need any reminder. I want to mark off the 19th as well, to take a day off and, hopefully, enjoy the

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Posted in Conservation, Magazine

Isle of Skye and Trossachs projects need your votes

Conservation projects in the Trossachs and on the Isle of Skye are in the running to win funding from the European Outdoor Conservation Association in a public vote which closes tomorrow. The Skye project is in the running in the

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Posted in Conservation

Scots Pine returning to Ben Lawers

The iconic Scots Pine is making a return to the lower slopes of Ben Lawers thanks to the combined efforts of the National Trust for Scotland, some local young naturalists and small group tour operator Rabbie’s. Local children from the

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Posted in Conservation


Isle of May opens for the season

The first puffins have already started to arrive at the popular Isle of May national nature reserve, as it gears up for visitors this year, beginning 3 April. The island is renowned for its bird populations, its seals, its history

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Posted in Walking News

2014 Mountain Writing Competition open for entries

Writers with a taste for the high life are being sought by the Mountaineering Council of Scotland for its long running literary competition. The MCofS Mountain Writing Competition 2014 seeks out the best in mountain writing, whether fact or fiction,

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Posted in Walking News

Loch Lomond camping ban may be extended

The Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park Authority is to consider further measures to deal with antisocial behaviour and pressure from high visitor numbers which may include more wild camping bans. Wild camping on the east side of Loch

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