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Monthly Archives: February 2015

Police release video of masked gunmen attacking goshawk nest in Cairngorms National Park

Police Scotland and the RSPB have appealed for help identifying wildlife criminals, after releasing video footage of masked gunmen appearing to repeatedly attack a goshawk nest in the Cairngorms National Park. In May 2014, a video camera deployed by RSPB

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Posted in Conservation

Coast to coast over the 4000′ summits – by packraft

Walkhighlands’ columnist David Lintern and his friend David Hine are planning to walk and paddle from coast to coast, visiting the nine tallest mountains in the UK on the way, in aid of outdoor learning. They are calling the challenge

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Posted in Conservation, Walkhighlands news, Walking News

Scottish Golden Eagles to be surveyed

The number of Golden Eagles in Scotland is to surveyed to check how its population is doing. This is the fourth survey of its kind to be undertaken and is being funded Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) and RSPB Scotland. Licensed

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Posted in Conservation

Petition calls for more Scottish National Parks

A petition has been launched today urging the Scottish Government to create more National Parks in Scotland. The petition, which has been organised by two Scottish charities, the Scottish Campaign for National Parks (SCNP) and The Association for the Protection

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Posted in Conservation

Red Kites in Scotland

It’s a cold, bright winter’s day and I’m sitting in a wooden hide. As I look through an open hatch the sun is warm on my face. Outside the hide, in an adjacent field, is a small pile of raw

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Posted in Conservation, Magazine

Ramblers call for rights of access over Scotland’s level crossings

Ten years after statutory rights of access were secured to most of Scotland’s land and water, Ramblers Scotland Convener, David Thomson, has called on the Sottish Parliament to resolve the long running confusion over the public’s right to use level

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