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Yearly Archives: 2019

Farming and crofting in the Cairngorms National Park

Anne Rae MacDonald is a board member of the Cairngorms National Park, and a partner in a family farming business in Easter Ross. She is also a member of Scotland’s Women in Agriculture Taskforce set up in 2017 by the Scottish

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Posted in Conservation

To Know Being, the Final Grace

Cameron McNeish examines the lessons he has learned from Nan Shepherd’s writings NAN SHEPHERD, the woman-on-the-five-pound-note, was a reasonably successful novelist and poet but her work as a ‘geopoet’, if I may use such a term, has been widely acclaimed by literature

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Posted in Magazine

Charlie’s Round

Walkhighlands regular contributor David Lintern has written the first complete guide to mainland Britain’s big hill running Rounds –
– part guidebook, part social history. Here, he focuses on the man and the story behind the Scottish Round.

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Posted in Magazine

Over the sea to Skye

Since re-locating to the Highlands six years ago, I’ve made hundreds of journeys up and down the A9 and the Highland Main Line, to keep up with family and friends in Perth and Edinburgh, and to honour work commitments in

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Posted in Magazine

Walkers urged to check for deer stalking before Heading for the Scottish Hills

Hillwalkers are being encouraged to check online for deer stalking information before setting out during the busiest part of the season. Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) manages the Heading for the Scottish Hills website which provides details on deer stalking on

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Posted in Access issues, Conservation, Magazine, Walking News

Gear Review: Vaude Skomer Skort

RRP: £80 (available for less in many outlets)Weight: 115g (size XXS) The long hot summer of 2018 saw skorts enter the mainstream of Scottish hillwalking kit. A skirt with a shorts liner, skorts have actually been around for a while.

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Posted in Gear reviews, Magazine, Trousers




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