News

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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The West Highland Way near Fort William will be closed for Forestry Commission Scotland harvesting and path upgrade work between 1st November 2016 and 1st April 2017.

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Steall Path in Glen Nevis will reopen on Saturday 29 October following a major landslide. 

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The John Muir Trust has expressed concern over today’s decision by Energy Minister Paul Wheelhouse to consent the application for the Creag Riabhach wind farm at Altnaharra estate near Lairg in Sutherland.

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Following a significant rockfall at Steall Gorge in Glen Nevis in mid-September, the popular path leading to Steall Falls will remain closed until the end of October.

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