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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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Posted in Magazine

Scottish tourism asked to prepare to reopen from July 15

Scotland’s tourism minister Fergus Ewing has told Scotland’s tourism businesses to prepare to reopen on July 15th, conditional on Scotland reaching stage 3 of its lockdown easing plan. The final decision on whether to go ahead will be made at

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Posted in Access issues, Magazine, Walkhighlands news

The Castles of the High Fells

We’ve been separated from the mountains for so long. I’m sure I’m not alone in feeling them missing from my life.

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Posted in Magazine

Legal killing of 1-in-5 Scottish beavers spotlights need for fresh approach

The killing of 87 beavers in Scotland – one fifth of the country’s population – proves there is an urgent need for humans to live more sympathetically alongside beavers across Britain, the Beaver Trust has said. The Trust said lethal

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Posted in Conservation, Magazine




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