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Ben Dolphin named Ramblers Scotland president

Journalist, blogger, countryside ranger and Walkhighlands columnist Ben Dolphin has been named President of Ramblers Scotland, the representative body for Scottish walkers. He follows in the footsteps of the late conservationist Dick Balharry, award-winning broadcaster Cameron McNeish and most recently

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Posted in Magazine, Walkhighlands news, Walking News

Public vote for Sutherland peatland restoration funding bid

RSPB Scotland is asking for public support to secure funding from the European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) to restore an important site in the Flow Country, the Dyke plantation near Forsinard in Sutherland. The project is one of five nature

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Posted in Conservation

Putting walks into words

Award-winning writer Linda Cracknell gives her tips on sharing your walking experiences through the written word. After a day out in the hills, or even tramping for a couple of weeks on a long-distance footpath, some of us have the

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Posted in Magazine

Forres set to celebrate Walkers are Welcome

To celebrate the fact that the Forres area has achieved ‘Walkers are Welcome’ status, local organisations have come together to arrange a long-weekend of walks, running from the 31st March to 2nd April. The Walkers are Welcome accreditation is given

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Posted in Walking News

Statement on Loch Lomond & Trossachs bylaws from the Ramblers

The following statement has been made by Ramblers Scotland, on the new camping bylaws which come into force on 1st March: “New byelaws are being introduced on 1 March 2017, banning free camping at the most popular spots in Loch

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Posted in Access issues

Major boost for Scotland’s red squirrels thanks to Lottery funding

An army of 800 volunteers will help secure the long-term survival of major red squirrel populations in three key areas after the Scottish Wildlife Trust secured a grant of £2.46 million from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for the Saving

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