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Monthly Archives: November 2014

National Trust for Scotland backs Stronelairg legal challenge

Scotland’s largest conservation charity, the National Trust for Scotland, is urging its members to support a legal challenge being made against the Scottish Government. The NTS is contacting its 320,000 members to ask them to lend support to the John

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Beaver Trial successful say scientific reports

Six reports looking at the trial reintroduction of beavers at Knapdale in Argyll have been published showing generally positive effects of the trial including increased visitors to the area and manageable effects on other plants and wildlife. The reports will

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St John charity to fund mountaineering club safety initiative

The charity St John Scotland and the Mountaineering Council of Scotland (MCofS) have announced a joint initiative which will provide mountaineering instruction to university mountaineering clubs during the winter season 2015-16. St John Scotland will fund a qualified mountaineering instructor

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Crack down on illegal pearl fishers

A scheme is being launched in the Lochinver area of West Sutherland in a bid to crack down on recent illegal pearl fishing. Investigators in the Riverwatch initiative, part of the LIFE + Pearls in Peril Project, have found three

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Torridon Avalanche Forecasts to continue this winter

Cairngorms in winter

The SportScotland Avalanche Information Service (SAIS) has confirmed that it will continue to run avalanche risk forecasts for the Torridon area this winter. Torridon was added to the five areas already assessed by the Service last winter on a trial

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The snow that survived summer

Come autumn, the hills in Scotland look as empty of snow as anywhere else in Great Britain. And yet, there are some special places hidden from view where winter stubbornly hangs on despite the passage of summer. And, quite unexpectedly,

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