Monthly Archives: June 2020

We’re Good to Go standard launched for tourism

VisitScotland alongside the national tourism bodies of England, Northern Ireland and Wales have today announced a new UK-wide industry standard and consumer mark to provide confidence for visitors, communities and tourism businesses alike, as the sector works towards reopening.  The

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Posted in Magazine, Walking News

Scotland leisure travel limit to be lifted on 3th July

The Scottish Government announced today that they are planning to remove the 5 mile limit on leisure travel on the 3rd July. This means that day trips to the hills will be possible for all at last. Self-catering accommodation which

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Posted in Access issues, Magazine, Walkhighlands news, Walking News

Gear Review: Black Diamond Mission LT Approach shoe

Recommended Price: £130Weight: 600g (Pair, UK size 6 womens) The Mission LT is one of series of new shoes by Black Diamond aimed firmly at climbers but as this model is also supposed to be suitable for a longer walk

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Posted in Footwear, Gear reviews, Magazine

Scotland’s mountain hares gain protected status

The unlicensed mass culling of mountain hares has been outlawed, in a landmark amendment passed at Holyrood last night. The rural affairs minister Mairi Gougeon announced that the Scottish Government would back the amendment, which was proposed by Green parliamentary

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Posted in Conservation, Magazine

Welcoming back visitors to the Cairngorms – the National Park’s view

Across Scotland, preparations are being made for the potential reopening of countrywide travel and recreation from July 15th. We asked Grant Moir, CEO of the Cairngorms National Park, how his area is getting ready to welcome visitors back. I suspect,

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Posted in Access issues, Magazine

In praise of Wild Camping

David Lintern is asleep on his favourite job Wild camping is quietly embedded in most of the things I love to do outdoors, the silent partner to hilltop wanderings, bike rides and paddles, so it’s been no surprise that under

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