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Bumper year for Hen Harrier project

As part of efforts to conserve hen harriers, 21 estates across Scotland have now joined the Heads Up for Harriers project in 2017. This year has seen a bumper number of 37 young successfully fledging from nests located on 7

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Posted in Conservation

Clachaig Winter Lectures set for February

The Clachaig Inn in Glencoe will again be hosting its Winter Mountain Safety Lectures in February. Usually attracting a lively gathering of hill walkers, climbers and skiers and hill-goers the evenings will run each Tuesday in February 2018. These evenings

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Posted in Walking News

Review: Mammut Broad Peak IN Hooded Jacket

Recommended Price: £240 (widely available for less) Weight: 460g The Broad Peak IN Hooded Jacket from Mammut provides lightweight down insulation with a very small packsize. The jacket contains 125g of down – 10% of it goose down – but

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Posted in Gear reviews, Jackets, Magazine

Review: Women’s Keen Terradora Waterproof boot

Recommended Price: £120 Weight (per boot): 363g This is a lightweight fabric mid-height boot with a waterproof membrane specifically designed for women. I’ve been testing it on a wide variety of walks and all-day Munro hikes over the last few

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Posted in Footwear, Gear reviews

Mountain hare photography

With the winter season having truly arrived, award-winning photographer James Roddie shares his tips on how to photograph mountain hares. Mountain hares are arguably one of the most beautiful sights you can see in the Scottish hills. They are true

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Posted in Magazine, Photography

Contested Ground – people, place and the new Scottish planning bill

Holyrood has been reviewing the current planning system since 2015, and a new Planning Bill is due to come before Parliament soon. David Lintern casts an eye over just some of the issues at stake for lovers of the Scottish

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Posted in Conservation, Magazine



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