Monthly Archives: May 2015

Trust launches campaign to save North West Highlands Wild Land Area

The John Muir Trust has launched a campaign to save Wild Land Area 34 in Sutherland, which has been targeted by three separate energy companies for large scale onshore wind farms. Together, the three applications potentially threaten the Reay-Cassley Wild

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Posted in Conservation, Walking News

Ordnance Survey set to ‘give away’ digital mapping

The Ordnance Survey is set to shake-up the mapping world by giving away digital map downloads and software with its paper maps. Over the next 12 months Ordnance Survey is to replace all 607 of its current paper map titles

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Posted in Walking News

MCofS Navigation Courses near Inverness

The MCofS has places available on its navigation courses at Contin near Inverness over the weekend of 13 and 14 June. These one-day courses are available to MCofS members for £35 and non-members for £45 which includes a year’s membership

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Conservation, land and the Clearances

A series of recent newspaper articles have claimed conservation designations are a modern day Highland Clearances. Using the shameful past to divide people and place is no answer to Scotland’s present challenges, says David Lintern. We need to talk about

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Posted in Conservation, Magazine

Trees for Life backs beaver reintroduction

The potential reintroduction of beavers to Scotland after almost 500 years is a historic opportunity that could bring major environmental and economic benefits to Scotland – including by generating millions of pounds through eco-tourism, conservation charity Trees for Life said

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Posted in Conservation

Roadworks will hamper access to Sgurr an Utha

Hill walkers heading for the Glenfinnan area are being warned by the MCofS about access difficulties due to a bridge replacement scheme on the A830 to Mallaig, affecting the normal route up the Corbett Sgurr an Utha. Work is due

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Posted in Access issues, Walking News

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