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Monthly Archives: September 2017

Mountaineers object to Kings House plans

Plans to extend one of the most historic hotels in the Highlands with an ‘industrial style building’ which will dwarf the original have been condemned by Mountaineering Scotland. The Kings House Hotel, on Rannoch Moor, near Glen Coe, has long

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Posted in Conservation, Walking News

Bird control licences restricted in light of wildlife crimes

Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) has restricted the use of licences to control birds in two separate cases this week. The decision was made on the basis of evidence provided by Police Scotland of wildlife crime against birds. These are the

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Posted in Conservation

Hikers light up Ben Lomond on fundraising walk

The summit of Ben Lomond was illuminated on the evening of Saturday 16 September as dozens of hikers ascended the 974m peak in aid of the National Trust for Scotland and Lomond Mountain Rescue. Seventy-five intrepid walkers – and one

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Posted in Conservation, Walking News


Shooting the Breeze – Nick Hanson Interview

Nick Hanson is the current holder of the Scottish Landscape Photographer of the Year Award. David Lintern finds out more. Tell us a little about yourself – where’s home, is photography your full time job, and so on? I am

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Posted in Magazine, Photography

How can a tree grow on a boulder?

High up in a quiet corner of Glen Etive is a large boulder, and improbably anchored on top of that boulder is a rowan tree. It stands in a beautifully isolated but prominent position on a tongue of land between

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Posted in Conservation, Magazine

Review: Summit to Eat backpacking food

Recommended Price: £5.50 Main Meals and Scrambled Egg Breakfast, £4.50 Desserts and Oat Breakfast Weight: (Dry Pouch) Main meals 112g-136g, Breakfasts 80g-91g, Desserts 86g-97g Calories: Main Meals 499-603, Breakfasts 449-469, Desserts 300-447 Tasty and nutritious meals are such an important

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Posted in Camping, Gear reviews, Magazine



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