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Monthly Archives: August 2014

Campers rescued from Arrochar Alps

A group of four campers were rescued from Bealach a Mhaim between the Cobbler and Beinn Narnain in the Arrochar Alps on Friday night. They had requested assistance after becoming cold and wet. The four were unable to descend in

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Posted in Walking News

Seabird numbers soar

Some species of seabirds have had their most successful breeding seasons for a decade, reports the National Trust for Scotland. Dr Richard Luxmoore, the conservation charity's Senior Nature Conservation Adviser said: “Many seabirds have experienced a good breeding season at

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Posted in Conservation

Greenspace gives us feelgood factor

People who regularly visit their local greenspace are more likely to feel healthy, says a report published by Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH), but less than half of Scots visit greenspace or the wider outdoors once a week or more. The

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Posted in Walking News


Scientists and mountaineers uncover new finds on Ben Nevis

A team of scientists and mountaineers have made new discoveries on the highest mountain in the British Isles. Over the past two weeks, Ben Nevis has been the site of one of the most extensive and logistically challenging surveys to

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Posted in Conservation

Trust launches legal challenge against Stronelairg decision

The John Muir Trust has lodged a petition to the Court of Session asking for a judicial review of the decision on June 6 by Energy Minister Fergus Ewing to grant consent to a 67-turbine wind farm in the Monadhliath

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Posted in Conservation, Walkhighlands news

Meall a Bhuachaille path gets volunteer makeover

Volunteers are busy hard at work upgrading one of the Cairngorm's most popular walks. Eight people are currently working on Meall a Bhuachaille, just north of Glenmore Lodge, near Aviemore, which had been beginning to show some heavy path erosion.

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Posted in Access issues, Conservation, Walking News



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