News

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.

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The following statement has been made by Ramblers Scotland, on the new camping bylaws which come into force on 1st March:

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Mountain Aid have announced they will be holding a “Skills for the Hills” day on 25 March in Glasgow.

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Four conservation charities in the Highlands have called upon Highland Council to maintain its Ranger Services which are believed to be under threat as a result of budget cuts.

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Mountaineers have called on Highland Council to reject a bid to site a phone mast right next to the road down Glen Etive, one of Scotland’s most famed and beautiful glens.

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Scottish avalanche forecasts will start for the season on Friday, with the first forecast for 17 December.


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Stunning all-round imagery captured by Walkhighlands this summer has just been launched on Google Street View opening up some amazing Highland paths to virtual visitors. 

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Against the background of the Scottish Government arguing in the Supreme Court for the need for proper consultation over Brexit with the Scottish Parliament, mountaineers in Scotland have expressed serious concerns over a lack of proper consultation closer to home.

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An annual competition to find the best of Scottish mountain writing has once more shown the depth of talent to be found among those who love mountains. 

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November 24th 2016

The Scottish Government has announced today that the Eurasian beaver is to be formally recognised as a native species, 400 years after being hunted to extinction in the UK.

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An innovative project to boost the number of the UK’s red squirrels by relocating individuals to woodlands they cannot reach by themselves is taking a major step forward this month.

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Mountaineering Scotland (formerly the MCofS) will again be hosting a series of safety evenings this winter. 

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