Monthly Archives: September 2014

Mountain Safety Day 11 Oct Stirling

With a keynote talk by well-known writer and broadcaster Cameron McNeish, Mountain Safety Day 2014 will offer a host of demonstrations, displays and instruction available for mountain-goers of all abilities. The free event is organised by the charity Mountain Aid,

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Posted in Walking News

Head torches group test

The nights are beginning to draw in and that means that descents after the sun has set aren’t too far away and the nights at camp are going to be long and dark. It’s about now your headtorch moves from

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Posted in Accessories, Gear reviews, Magazine

Scotland’s John Muir figure to retire

AT the end of September one of Scotland’s best known environmental campaigners will retire from his post as director of Ramblers Scotland. To be honest I’m not terribly sure if that is his title anymore. A few years ago, in

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Posted in Magazine

Cairngorm rockfall warning following fatality

Mountaineering experts have warned of the dangers of rockfall following a fatal accident in the Northern Corries area of the Cairngorms. The Mountaineering Council of Scotland (MCofS) has serious concerns over the state of the cliffs in this popular climbing

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Posted in Access issues, Walking News

Mountaineers call for wild land answers from referendum campaigns

The Mountaineering Council of Scotland has said that the debate around the referendum on Scottish Independence has so far shed little light on what is in store for the country’s remaining wild landscapes. The body – which represents Scotlands’ mountaineers

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Posted in Conservation

Water vole returns to Strathspey

Ecologists believe the reappearance of water voles at RSPB Insh Marshes in the Cairngorms National Park is the result of work to eradicate American mink from large swathes of land in northern Scotland. The small chubby rodents, which inspired the

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