Monthly Archives: December 2015

Thousands of hectares of ancient woodland to be restored in Highlands

An large area of forest three times the size of Inverness has been surveyed as part of a project to restore ancient woodland in the north of Scotland. The Woodland Trust Scotland’s Ancient Woodland Restoration project is supported by the

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Posted in Conservation

Avalanche warning service begins

Avalanche forecasts for Scottish hillwalkers and climbers start today, 17 December. The Sportscotland Avalanche Information Service (SAIS) provides a daily avalanche hazard report for six Scottish areas – Lochaber, Glencoe, Creag Meagaidh, Southern Cairngorms, Northern Cairngorms and Torridon. The service

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Posted in Walking News

Clearing up some of the confusion around rewilding


By Mike Daniels, Head of Land Management, John Muir Trust and Trustee at Rewilding Britain. Cameron McNeish’s piece for Walkhighlands, ‘Confused about rewilding – so am I?’, has raised some interesting questions and sparked off a well-informed debate about the

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Posted in Conservation, Magazine

Not Fit For Purpose

It’s not camping byelaws that are needed on Loch Lomondside but a complete shake-up of the National Park management structure, says Cameron McNeish. LIKE many others I was hugely heartened when the delegates at the Scottish National Party autumn conference

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Posted in Access issues, Magazine

A knee, a boulder, and a geologist

As a result of a pesky knee injury at the hands of Bidean nam Bian, my forays north have been few and far between lately. It’s five months since I last climbed a highland hill and because such trips form

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Posted in Magazine

John Muir Trust hails Stronelairg a victory for wild land

The John Muir Trust today expressed its delight after winning a crucial judicial review against the Scottish Ministers and Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE) regarding Ministers’ consent for an industrial-scale wind farm at Stronelairg in the Monadhliath mountains. The 67-turbine

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