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Monthly Archives: February 2017

Statement on Loch Lomond & Trossachs bylaws from the Ramblers

The following statement has been made by Ramblers Scotland, on the new camping bylaws which come into force on 1st March: “New byelaws are being introduced on 1 March 2017, banning free camping at the most popular spots in Loch

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Posted in Access issues

Major boost for Scotland’s red squirrels thanks to Lottery funding

An army of 800 volunteers will help secure the long-term survival of major red squirrel populations in three key areas after the Scottish Wildlife Trust secured a grant of £2.46 million from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for the Saving

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Posted in Conservation

Glenmore Lodge warns of ‘marginal conditions’ on the mountains this weekend

Marginal conditions in the mountains this winter have led to uncertainty and difficult decision-making when planning journeys – whether heading for the Munros or for climbing trips. Because of this Glenmore Lodge, Scotland’s National Outdoor Training Centre, has issued advice

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Posted in Walking News


First non-biting midge discovered in Scotland

Surveys at Trees for Life’s Dundreggan Conservation Estate near Loch Ness have revealed a range of rare species, including a midge never recorded in the United Kingdom before – underlining the site’s growing reputation as a ‘lost world’ for biodiversity.

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Posted in Conservation

A look to the future?

BACK at the turn of the century my wife and I hiked the John Muir Trail in the Sierra Nevada mountains of California with a bunch of friends During our traverse of the trail one of our companions, Terry Leyland,

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Posted in Access issues, Magazine

Skye man scoops Scottish Landscape Photographer of the Year

Dumfries-born photographer Nick Hanson, has been announced as this year’s winner of the Scottish Landscape Photographer of the Year Award. Skye-based Nick beat off strong competition from thousands of entries submitted from across the globe to win the prestigious accolade

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Posted in Magazine, Photography



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