Monthly Archives: February 2016

Police and rescuers appeal for info on couple missing on Ben Nevis

Police Scotland and the Lochaber Mountain Rescue Team are appealing for information about two climbers who are missing on Ben Nevis. Tim Newton and Rachel Slater, both from Bradford and in their twenties – were climbing on the mountain over

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Posted in Walking News

Nacreous clouds – better than Photoshop!

Colour can be in short supply during the average Scottish winter. Whether it’s due to low cloud, mist or rain, or invariably all three at the same time, we spend much of the winter under a blanket of grey that

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Posted in Magazine

Moray’s Ian Cameron wins Scottish Landscape Photographer of the Year

Veteran photographer Ian Cameron, who still prefers to shoot in film rather than digital, has been announced winner of the Scottish Landscape Photographer of the Year Award. Forres-based Ian beat off strong competition from thousands of entries submitted from all

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Posted in Magazine, Photography

Recruitment fayre for path repair trainees

A recruitment fayre for a new conservation project – The Mountains & The People – will be held in Balloch tomorrow (9th Feb) evening. Its aim is to recruit 9 people to work on this unique partnership project in a

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Posted in Access issues, Conservation

Access campaigner sends open letter on camping ban to minister

A leading access campaigner has sent an open letter strongly critical for the Loch Lomond camping ban to the Scottish Minister for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Dr Aileen McLeod. Nick Kempe is a former board member of Scottish

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Posted in Access issues, Conservation

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