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Monthly Archives: November 2014

BBC to showcase classic Cairngorms book

A forgotten literary masterpiece celebrating the majesty of the Cairngorm mountains will be the subject of a new documentary presented by travel writer Robert MacFarlane. The Living Mountain – A Cairngorms Journey will be shown on BBC2 Scotland on Tuesday

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Posted in Conservation, Walking News

Wild land conservation – taking a new tack

“CELEBRATING achievement in Scottish conservation.” That’s what the recent RSPB Nature of Scotland Awards are all about, but please excuse my obvious cynicism when I ask the obvious question – what achievements? Now it may be that someone has done

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Posted in Conservation, Magazine

Walkers advised over emergency calls in the mountains

With winter weather really starting to bite now in Scotland’s mountains, climbers and walkers are being advised of the best way to get help in the event of an accident. Because mountains and remote areas are beyond the road network

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Posted in Walking News


Double win for Perthshire writer

Perthshire writer Alan Laing has won not one but two prizes in a mountain writing competition. Alan, of Main Street, Balbeggie, has taken second prize in the prose section and third in the poetry section of the Mountaineering Council of

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Posted in Uncategorized

Our pick – 16 Scottish Lighthouse walks

Walkhighlands features 43 walks that visit one of Scotland’s remarkable collection of lighthouses. Taking all manner of shapes and sizes, these sentinels of the sea usually provide striking landmarks for those exploring on foot, as well as acting as a

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Posted in Magazine, Our picks

It’s the people you meet

I spend a lot of my time outdoors alone, and I wouldn’t want to change that. I value the solitude, even the loneliness when it comes, it allows me to process some of the flotsam and jetsam I don’t pay

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Posted in Magazine



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