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Monthly Archives: November 2016

Season of the Witch (part 2)

Following on from last month’s article, David Lintern seeks a further audience with she who must be obeyed – the Cailleach. The Cailleach, the Scottish spirit-feminine of wild nature, sometimes benevolent and sometimes malevolent, is an integral part of our

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Posted in Magazine

Oops! I almost stepped on an owl

It was hard not to feel impossibly smug as I propped my bike up against the ruined house at Gortenbuie. It was absolutely calm, not a breath of wind, and as I peered through the empty windows the only sound

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Posted in Magazine

Return of the reds gives hope to iconic species

An innovative project to boost the number of the UK’s red squirrels by relocating individuals to woodlands they cannot reach by themselves is taking a major step forward this month. Conservation experts at the charity Trees for Life will carefully

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Posted in Conservation

NTS monitoring shows recovery of Beinn a’ Bhuird track

Shortly after buying Mar Lodge Estate in the late 1990’s, the National Trust for Scotland set about removing the bulldozed Land-Rover track which was a very visible scar up Beinn a’ Bhuird. The NTS ecology team have recently been out

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Posted in Access issues, Conservation

Mountaineering Scotland Winter Safety talks

Mountaineering Scotland (formerly the MCofS) will again be hosting a series of safety evenings this winter. Heather Morning, Mountaineering Scotland’s Safety Advisor, will share her beautiful photography, videos, personal anecdotes and adventures, while discussing essential skills for winter navigation, avalanche

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Posted in Walking News

Dundee Mountain Film Festival tickets on sale

This month sees the return of the UK’s longest continuous running mountain film festival. The Dundee Mountain Film Festival will take place from 24 – 26 November and will be showcasing an international programme of speakers, as well as award

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Posted in Walking News



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