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Monthly Archives: April 2014

Raptor Persecution: a National Disgrace

I'VE often wondered what it is that makes us so excited and thrilled to see wild animals or birds of prey in their own environment. A few years ago I made a television programme about a long walk on the

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Posted in Conservation, Magazine

(Battered) Gear Review: Crux AK50

After my last post concerning the demise of the Inov-8 Terroc 330 trailshoes and in the midst of an uncharacteristic haze of nostalgia, I began to survey the other items in my gear store that have been called variously "game-changer",

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Posted in Gear reviews, Rucksacks

Police raid estate in sea eagle enquiry

Police have searched an estate in the Cairngorms National Park following the mysterious disappearance of a tagged sea eagle in the area. The bird, which was the first sea eagle to fledge in Fife in 200 years as part of

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Posted in Conservation, Walking News


Last avalanche forecast issued for season

The final avalanche forecast from the Scottish Avalanche Information Service has now been issued. The forecasts usually run from December to the middle of April, dependent on the snow conditions and funding arrangements and cover five areas – Creag Meagaidh,

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Posted in Walking News

Final stage of Loch Leven Heritage Trail now open

A final 6.5 kilometre section is now open which completes the Loch Leven Heritage Trail circuit around the loch near Kinross. The new section – which runs from the RSPB Nature reserve at Vane Farm to Kinross – includes the

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Posted in Access issues, Walkhighlands news, Walking News

New wildlife observatory on Lewis

The Nature Observatory at Loch Stiapabhat Local Nature Reserve in Ness, Isle of Lewis officially opened last week. Roy Dennis MBE was invited to speak at a short brunch event in Ness before those in attendance grabbed their boots, scopes

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Posted in Conservation



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