Call for progress on protected status for Scotland’s beavers

A number of leading Scottish wildlife charities and individuals with an interest in conservation have signed an open letter to the First Minister, published in The Guardian today calling for a firm date to be set on granting European Protected Species

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Posted in Conservation, Magazine

Layers of time

Karen Thorburn ponders deep time in the amazing landscape of Assynt.

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Posted in Magazine

Gear Review: Mammut Alnasca Knit Low GTX shoe

RRP: £149Weight: 330g (Women’s size 5.5) The first thing you notice about this approach shoe is the snug fit. The inner is made from an almost seamless 3D-knitted stretchy “sock” – luckily there are pull ties to help ease them

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Posted in Footwear, Gear reviews, Magazine

Daily avalanche forecasts to begin for winter season

The Scottish Avalanche Information Service daily forecasts for the 2018-19 winter season begin on Friday 14th December.

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Posted in Magazine, Walking News

Historic Ballater bridge reopens

Polhollick Footbridge, an important link on the Seven Bridges walk near Ballater, has reopened following major repairs.

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Posted in Access issues, Magazine, Walking News

Gear review – Alpkit Phantac down jacket

I’ve been testing the revamped 2019 version of Alpkit’s Phantac down jacket, which is designed to keep you really toasty whilst keeping weight low.

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Posted in Gear reviews, Jackets, Magazine

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