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Monthly Archives: September 2014

Rannoch wind farm could damage Scotland’s global reputation says JMT

Leading conservation charity the John Muir Trust warned today (Tuesday 30th September) that the proposed Talladh-a-Bheithe windfarm in Rannoch, being discussed this afternoon in the Scottish Parliament, could have a disastrous impact on Scotland’s reputation for spectacular landscapes. If approved

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Posted in Conservation, Walking News

Out of the darkness…

A number of years ago I made a television programme with the late Chris Brasher. The idea was that we’d take a multi-day walk in the Cairngorms and discuss how wild landscapes had affected his life, an extraordinary life as

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Posted in Magazine

Still time to donate unwanted gear

Gift Your Gear, the outdoor gear recycling initiative, will be accepting donations in all Rohan stores until 5 October. Drop off your unwanted waterproofs, fleeces, outdoor trousers, insulated jackets, hats and gloves regardless of brand including children’s clothing at any

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Posted in Walking News


Rannoch wind farm would kill golden eagles say mountaineers

Scotland's mountaineers have expressed concerns about the possible threat to rare wildlife from the proposed Talladh a Bheithe Wind Farm. Hundreds of residents, businesses and landscape protection organisations are actively opposing the scheme to build 24 wind turbines, each 125

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Posted in Conservation, Walking News

Glen Affric competing for cash award

Hopes of protecting and restoring a magnificent Highland glen and its rare wildlife, including golden eagles, red squirrels and Scottish wildcats, have received a major boost after conservation charity Trees for Life was named as finalist for a major European

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Posted in Conservation

Shooting the breeze: Framing your photos

I thought it’d be worth trying to take a look at framing subjects in landscape photography. Last time I threw a load of numbers at you, but I’m deliberately abstaining from that here. Hopefully it goes without saying that this

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Posted in Magazine, Photography



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