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Monthly Archives: May 2014

Survey to save rare Scottish bird

One of Scotland's rarest birds will be the subject of a national survey to see how the population is faring after years of decline. In Scotland, choughs are only found in a small area of the south-west, with a remarkable

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Posted in Conservation

Scottish Government rejects call for more National Parks

At a time when Scotland is celebrating the contribution of a great Scot, John Muir, to the worldwide National Park movement over 100 years ago, the Scottish Government has been criticised by some conservation bodies for placing roadblocks in the

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Posted in Access issues, Conservation

Walker dies in Ben Alder fall

A hillwalker died on Saturday after falling more than 1000ft from Ben Alder. Daniel Leaf aged 55 from Edinburgh, fell from from The Prow on Ben Alder. Other members of the walking party he was with raised the alarm and

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Posted in Walking News


Lower ferry fares promised for Clyde and Hebrides routes

Lower ferry fares will be introduced on the remaining routes in the Clyde and Hebrides in October 2015. Road equivalent tariffs (RET) have been operational on routes to the Outer Hebrides, Coll and Tiree since 2008. Following the success of

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Posted in Access issues

Aberdeen Mountain Rescue Team celebrates 50 years

Aberdeen Mountain Rescue Team is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year and to mark the occasion a number of events are being planned across Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire to give the public in Grampian an insight into the team's work in

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Posted in Walking News

The rise and rise of the long distance trail

Apologies to those who have read the following story before but it does illustrate how times and attitudes have changed in Scotland. Back in the late seventies I was invited to attend a press conference in Glasgow to launch a

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Posted in Access issues, Magazine



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