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Yearly Archives: 2017

Schiehallion helps launch charity appeal

The John Muir Trust hosted a family day on Schiehallion last week to launch an appeal to raise more than £500,000 to help children with cancer in Scotland. Professor Brenda Gibson launched the Schiehallion Appeal last weekend by leading a

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Met Office enhances its mountain weather forecasts

The Met Office has today made major changes to its mountain weather forecasts. The new style forecasts divide Scotland’s mountains into five areas – Northwest Highlands, Southwest Highlands, North Grampians, South Grampians and Southeast Highlands, replacing the previous forecasts which

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Study to assess damage to Scotland’s hills from bulldozed tracks

Conservation bodies are calling on outdoor enthusiasts to help them assess the damage caused to Scotland’s iconic mountains by controversial vehicle tracks. The Scottish Environment LINK Hilltracks group wants hill-goers to photograph or video any instances of upland tracks that

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Indebted to a damselfly

The insect world is a bit marmite really. I’ve met a good number of people who adore insects more than they adore the furriest, softest koala bear. But then I’ve met plenty of people who loathe insects with every fibre

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Posted in Magazine

Keep it Wild campaign launched as Scotland’s Wild Land Areas come under threat

One of the UK’s leading conservation bodies has today launched a new national campaign for greater protection of Scotland’s Wild Land Areas, amid concern that a significant legal case will threaten the future of Scotland’s unique landscapes. A recent YouGov

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Posted in Conservation

Warning issued over Goat Track in Coire an t-Sneachda

Events last weekend in Coire an t-Sneachda in the Northern Corries of the Cairngorms have highlighted the need for all hill-walkers and climbers to be vigilant when climbing on or passing below mountain crags. Two separate teams over the weekend

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