Monthly Archives: October 2014

Call for withdrawal of Rannoch wind farm

Mountaineers and conservation groups have written to a Dutch firm calling for it to respect Scotland’s most precious wild lands and abandon plans for an industrial scale wind farm. Eventus BV, through a wholly-owned UK subsidiary Talladh a Bheithe Wind

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Posted in Conservation

Clock change increases deer risk on roads

As the clocks turn back this evening, Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) is warning motorists that the risk of collisions between deer and vehicles increase in certain parts of Scotland. Car accidents involving deer peak at this time of year. With

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Posted in Uncategorized

Highland red squirrels may escape deadly pox

New research on the spread of squirrelpox has revealed both good and bad news for the ability of the Scottish red squirrel population to survive the deadly virus. The report, commissioned by Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) suggests that the pox

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Posted in Conservation

Prepare for winter as the clocks go back

As the clocks go back this weekend it’s time for walkers and climbers to ‘go back’ to their winter kit. With days getting shorter, a head torch is an essential part of equipment. But the end of British Summer Time

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Posted in Walking News

Iona: Walking Within Small Bounds

Linda Cracknell is an-award winning writer based in the Scottish Highlands and known for her creative approach to exploring wild places and man’s interaction with them. Walkhighlands will be publishing a specially-commissioned piece emphasising the cultural aspects of the Scottish

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Posted in Magazine

Shooting the Breeze: the Colin Prior interview

This month David Lintern interviews Colin Prior, one of Scotland’s finest landscape photographers, in an exclusive interview for Walkhighlands ahead of his upcoming retrospective publication, Scotland’s Finest Landscapes. Let’s start with the project that you’ve been spending a lot of

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Posted in Magazine, Photography

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