Monthly Archives: July 2016

Hen Harriers return to Mar Lodge

A male hen harrier chick was satellite tagged today at the National Trust for Scotland’s Mar Lodge Estate, following the first successful breeding attempt on the estate by this iconic raptor species in several decades. Four chicks were produced in

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Posted in Conservation

Shooting the Breeze – Alex Boyd

We continue our series of interviews with the leading lights of Scottish outdoor photography. David Lintern quizzes a master of Victorian photographic techniques and finds a very 21st century artist just under the surface. Let’s start with your exhibition of

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Posted in Magazine, Photography

Environment groups call for walkers to send info on new hilltracks

The Scottish Hill Tracks Campaign, being run by Scottish Environment LINK, is urging walkers to continue to send in photos and information about new tracks being constructed in the hills. Details of what is need and how to submit material

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Posted in Conservation, Walking News

Butterfly wings are beautiful things

One of my earliest memories of interacting with the natural world involves those gaudy cheap fishing nets you used to be able to buy at seaside resorts. They were essentially just a length of bamboo cane with a brightly coloured

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Posted in Magazine

Our pick – Scotland’s mountain corries

Corries are ice-gouged bowls carved into the side of mountains by glaciers during the last ice age. Often ringed by crags and sometimes cradling a lochan, corries are often known as cirques in the Alps and Pyrenees, combs in the

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Posted in Our picks

New waterbus opens up Loch Lomond islands

A new Waterbus route on Loch Lomond will open up new possibilities for visitors wanting to join up island visits and walking and cycling trips. The new route runs between Loch Lomond Shores in Balloch to Inchmurrin and then on

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Posted in Access issues

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