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Monthly Archives: October 2016

The Season of the Witch

All Hallows Eve is almost upon us, so it’s time for another seasonal excursion into Scottish mythology. David Lintern braves the cold, twice. Right at the very end of Glen Lyon, there’s a little shrine called the Tigh Nam Bodach,

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Posted in Magazine

Steall Path reopens Saturday 29 October

Steall Path in Glen Nevis will reopen on Saturday 29 October following a major landslide. The most dangerous loose rock and trees above Steall path have been cleared or stabilised and the path will be open again from Saturday 29th

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Posted in Access issues, Walking News

Report finds slow growth for red kites in Northern Scotland

Reintroduced red kite numbers are on the rise throughout much of Scotland, with at least 283 pairs in 2015, but a new Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) report has found the population in the North Scotland continues to grow more slowly

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Mike Tomkies – An Appreciation

I WAS saddened to hear of the death of the wildlife writer and naturalist Mike Tomkies, a man who penned some of the most riveting accounts of living in the natural world alongside golden eagles, wildcats and pine martens. He

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Posted in Magazine

Peebles call for adventure filmakers

Following the success of its 2016 Outdoor Shorts competition in January, which saw a record number of entrants, the Peebles Outdoor Film Festival is once again inviting short film submissions for its 2017 festival competition. Ahead of the next festival

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Trust concerned as Scottish Government approves first wind turbines on wild land

The John Muir Trust has expressed concern over today’s decision by Energy Minister Paul Wheelhouse to consent the application for the Creag Riabhach wind farm at Altnaharra estate near Lairg in Sutherland. The development will mean the construction of 22

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