Monthly Archives: July 2014

Gaelic landscape and language talk in Portree

John Stuart-Murray will give an illustrated talk about his novel Reading the Gaelic Landscape at the Aros Centre on Skye on Saturday 26th July at 4.00pm. Reading the Gaelic Landscape aims to encourage people to read and understand Gaelic and

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Ben Lomond torchlit walk to remember WWI

A memorial beacon will shine out on the summit of Ben Lomond on the night of Saturday 16 August, marking 100 years since World War I. The area around Ben Lomond, including the mountain summit, has been designated as a

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Peter Macfarlane joins Walkhighlands as gear editor

We’re delighted to welcome Peter Macfarlane to Walkhighlands as our new gear editor. Peter is a freelance outdoor writer and photographer and will be familiar to many as a regular contributor to Trail Magazine. His work has also appeared in

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Wonder of Sea Eagles revealed in Fife

A programme of activities to encourage more people to come and watch magnificent white-tailed sea eagles in Fife forests was launched today (Monday 21 July 2014). The latest stage in a long-running collaboration between RSPB Scotland, Forestry Commission Scotland and

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Shooting the breeze – Night photography

I’m very lucky to have a wide and varied brief here at Walkhighlands, but I try to thread my ramblings together with reasonable photos. I hope to develop the photographic thread a little more over the coming months, and I

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Wildcat haven to be set up in Ardnamurchan

Work is currently underway to establish a haven for the Scottish wildcat in a remote location on the Ardnamurchan peninsula. The idea is to encourage breeding of the pure wildcat, which is on the verge of extinction, by neutering local

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