Monthly Archives: February 2015

Wild Land and why it should have proper protection

WILD land. We all love it and want to defend it, but what exactly is it in a political and planning sense? How can it be defined? For years I celebrated ‘wilderness’, and I habitually used the term in a

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Posted in Conservation, Magazine

New vision offers a positive future for Scotland’s mountains

Scotland’s decision makers have been challenged to support a new vision for the future of the country’s mountains and wild land – a major resource increasingly under threat. And the public are being asked to add their weight to the

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Posted in Access issues, Conservation

Our pick: Scotland’s best wee hills

Sometimes you don’t have the energy or time to slog your way up one of the great iconic giants of the Highlands. Some of Scotland’s best-loved hills are the smaller peaks, often more accessible, full of character and offering equally

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Posted in Magazine, Our picks

Mountaineers urge councillors to reject wind farm near Glen Affric

The Mountaineering Council of Scotland (MCofS) is urging elected members of the Highland Council South Planning Applications Committee to refuse consent for the Beinn Mhor wind farm on the edge of the world-famous landscape of Glen Affric. Mountaineers objected to

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Posted in Conservation

Hypothermia warning as temperatures set to plummet

As temperatures in Scotland are set to return to full winter lows this weekend and into next week, safety experts have warned that even modern technical clothing is not proof against the dangers of hypothermia. Hypothermia, when body temperature is

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Posted in Walking News

Music on the Bogland Rock: Creag Meagaidh

David Lintern discovers the woody magic of Creag Meagaidh, a conservation success story. Mooching around in the gloaming, seeking a good pitch. I crossed the burn, up to my shins, surprisingly cold, fast and flowing hard. Widely spaced birch and

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Posted in Conservation, Magazine

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