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Monthly Archives: March 2015

Munros not worth dying for say mountain safety experts

As Easter weekend approaches, mountain safety experts are appealing to people to stay away from the high mountains unless they are properly equipped and experienced. The Easter weekend is traditionally a busy time in Scotland’s mountains, with thousands of enthusiastic

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Posted in Walking News

Make 2015 the Outdoors Election say mountaineers

As the general election draws closer, Britain’s mountaineering councils are issuing a unified call to protect and support the countryside and people’s access to it. Ahead of 7 May, the British Mountaineering Council (BMC) and the Mountaineering Council of Scotland

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Posted in Access issues, Walking News

Book review: The Grahams & The Donalds

Climbing the Munros has long been a mainstream activity for hillwalkers, and many also aim to climb the Corbetts (Scottish peaks from 2500 to 3000 feet high), either after completing the Munros, or at the same time. Whilst a too-keen

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Posted in Books, Gear reviews, Magazine


Wild land – where are the supporters?

ALLOW me to spout some numbers if you will. Between March 2013 and February 2014, according to Scottish Natural Heritage, 82% of adults in Scotland visited the outdoors for leisure or recreation, taking an estimated 396 million outdoor visits. That’s

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Posted in Conservation, Magazine

More National Parks would boost Scotland’s rural economy

Creating more National Parks could be a cost-effective way to provide a major economic boost to a number of fragile rural areas in Scotland, according to the latest joint research report published by two charities, the Scottish Campaign for National

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Posted in Access issues, Conservation, Walking News

Community Buyout planned for Great Bernera

Residents of Great and Little Bernera, islands off the shores of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides, have voted in favour of a community buyout of the island. Last week 142 people voted in favour of the plan and 37 against

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