Monthly Archives: June 2015

Decision on Scottish beavers due soon

The final report on the future of beavers in Scotland has been sent to the Scottish government, paving the way for a decision to be made on whether the existing colonies will be allowed to remain and expand. The ‘Beavers

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Posted in Conservation

A dustman named Dumbledor

The natural world, like the human world, is awash with celebrity. A lists, B lists and everything underneath. It’s entirely imposed upon it by us, of course, and for better or worse it tends to be how conservation works, with

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Posted in Magazine

Ramblers and MCofS call on public to oppose Loch Lomond camping ban

Ramblers Scotland and the Mountaineering Council of Scotland (MCofS) are urging the public to oppose the ban on wild camping proposed for large areas of the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. Last October, the National Park held a

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Posted in Access issues, Walking News

National Lottery grant to tackle path erosion on iconic Scottish peaks

A project which brings together Scotland’s two National Park Authorities to address the serious threat of man-made erosion to paths across areas of outstanding natural beauty has been given a major boost with the Heritage Lottery Fund today announcing a

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Posted in Access issues, Conservation, Walking News

Our pick – Scotland’s waterfalls

Scotland is renowned for its rapidly changeable and unpredictable weather – but if you get caught out by the rain, it does have its advantages. Not only does it keep our ancient forests green and verdant, but the rain also

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Posted in Magazine, Our picks

Arran Coastal Way now on Walkhighlands

The Arran Coastal Way has been greatly improved over the last year with new waymarking, path improvements and a new website. A monument to mark the start and finish of the walk in Brodick is planned for later this year.

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Posted in Walkhighlands news, Walking News

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