Monthly Archives: February 2016

A sideways look at outdoor gear

There’s no getting away from it. If we have shoes on our feet, a jacket on our backs and we’re carrying something on our back to keep our lunch in, we’re using outdoor gear. Of course as we’re human beings

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Posted in Gear reviews, Magazine

Is it time to pay for our pleasures?

“NATIONAL Trust for Scotland to ‘ask people to pay towards wilderness upkeep’ for first time,” declared the headline in The Herald last month. You might be forgiven for thinking the NTS was going to start charging folk to climb hills

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Posted in Access issues, Magazine

Skye path workers battle Atlantic storms

Footpath workers have been battling ferocious weather conditions to complete repair works on a popular section of path on the Isle of Skye. After a great start in balmy October sunshine, the team working to repair the footpath over Druim

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Posted in Access issues, Walking News

Our pick – walking Scotland’s cities

In our latest gallery we feature urban walking routes taking in the best of Scotland’s seven cities – or was that eight? Edinburgh Scotland’s capital has recently been voted one of the world’s most beautiful cities, and with its combination

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Posted in Magazine, Our picks

Where are we at with Windfarms?

After a series of recent wind farm rejections, columnist David Lintern gives his take on what’s next for wind energy and Scotland’s wild places. Wind energy is a hugely contentious issue, and it would be a mistake to assume that

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Posted in Conservation, Magazine

Three die in two separate incidents in Scottish hills

A total of three people have now died over the last two days in the Scottish hills, and the search for a couple who went missing at the weekend continues. A second of the three walkers rescued from Lowther Hills

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Posted in Walking News

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