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Monthly Archives: June 2014

Post mortem for stranded Mull humpback whale

Scotland's first full post mortem of a humpback whale, found dead at Fishnish on the Isle of Mull this week, has been carried out by veterinary pathologists with the assistance of conservation charity Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust. The seven-metre,

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Posted in Conservation

Wild Land – A Historic Breakthrough

THIS recognition of Scotland’s wild land as a nationally important asset that needs to be safeguarded marks a historic breakthrough. Scotland’s landscapes are spectacular, contributing to our quality of life, our national identity and the visitor economy. The John Muir

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Posted in Conservation, Magazine

Conservation bodies welcome protection for wild land

A new map of the Wild Land Areas of Scotland was published today by Scottish Natural Heritage and will be used by the Scottish Government as part of its newly published national planning policy. The map covers 19 per cent

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Posted in Conservation, Walking News


Boreas Gear Buttermilks 40 rucksack

Ultralight rucksacks are often little more than a cylinder with straps, based on the assumption that an ultralight load doesn’t require a complicated back system. Boreas Gear are newcomers to the UK, with packs that manage to be minimalist, aesthetically-pleasing

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Posted in Gear reviews, Rucksacks

Free bird identification days planned for July and August

Do you spend time on Scotland’s high mountains? Are you interested in the birds that you see and hear while you are up there? The British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) is offering free training to hillwalkers and climbers in July

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Posted in Conservation

Small encounters, distant thunder

We’d been slogging away for hours, post holing through breakable crust down from the Cairngorm plateau, face into a wind that was gale force something or other. The crisp white covering and cobalt skies of the previous afternoon were long

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Posted in Conservation, Magazine



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