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Monthly Archives: August 2014

Hillwalkers advised to check deer stalking info

Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) is advising walkers heading for the hills this Autumn to check ahead for possible deer stalking taking place on estates. The stag stalking season is also a popular time of year for walkers. SNH has launched

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Mark Beaumont talk in Aberdeen

Mark Beaumont who has cycled around the world, rowed the Arctic and has just returned from following The Queen’s Baton through 71 countries will give a talk at the Copthorne Hotel, Aberdeen on Thursday 11 Sep at 7.30 pm on

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Government protects wild land against Glenmorie windfarm plans

Energy Minister Fergus Ewing has today refused planning consent for the 34-turbine Glenmorie wind farm near Bonar Bridge in the Highlands. The Energy Minister agreed with the findings of the Public Local Inquiry Reporter that the wind farm would cause

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Mountaineers welcome Scottish Parliament debate on Rannoch plans

Scotland’s mountaineers have welcomed news that plans for a wind farm which threatens to ruin the beautiful wild land round Rannoch will be debated by the Scottish Parliament. Talladh a Bheithe Wind Farm Ltd wants to build 24 wind turbines,

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Scottish government announces new controls on hilltracks

The Scottish countryside will receive extra protection from hilltracks through new planning controls, Local Government and Planning Minister Derek Mackay has announced. Through the introduction of a prior notification and approval process, planning authorities will be able to consider how

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Mountain expert warns of August hypothermia

Flooding and gale force winds, and a forecast of sleet and snow on Scotland’s highest mountains, has prompted a mountaineering expert to warn hillwalkers to be prepared and wrap up warm. Temporary Mountain Safety Adviser with the MCofS, David ‘Monty’

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