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Monthly Archives: October 2015

Mother Nature’s Recipes

I chose the autumn equinox when everything is held in balance; when light and dark are of equal length. I thought of this walk as a deep breath before the winter: a good time to look back, then accept the

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Posted in Magazine

Rannoch wind farm plans thrown out

Mountaineers and wild land campaigners are delighted to hear that a threat to build a wind farm on the edges of Rannoch Moor has been thrown out. The application to build the Talladh-a-bheithe wind farm, which would have seen 24

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Posted in Conservation, Walking News

Beauly-Denny access road planning application branded “utter disgrace”

The Highland Council has been strongly urged to reject a bid by Culachy Estate to overturn planning conditions on a section of the controversial Beauly-Denny power line. The estate, near Fort Augustus, has sought permission to make permanent nearly 8

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Posted in Conservation, Walking News


The Strange Case of the Disappearing Cottage

A few months ago I wrote about some of the more curious occurrences I’ve come across in the hills of Scotland. One of those stories mentioned Donald Watt, the erstwhile leader of Lochaber Mountain Rescue Team, and a strange experience

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Posted in Magazine

Cheaper ferry fares for Clyde and Inner Hebrides

Lower cost ferry fares are being rolled out today on the remaining routes in the Clyde and Hebrides ferry network. The road equivalent tariff (RET) was first introduced for non-commercial vehicles and passengers for routes to the Outer Hebrides, Coll

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Deer collision warning as clocks go back

As the clocks turn back this weekend, Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) is warning motorists that collisions between deer and vehicles peak at this time of year. With night falling earlier, the peak commuting time coincides with deer coming out to

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Posted in Walking News



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