News

Responding to a public consultation which closed this week, the John Muir Trust has lodged an objection to the proposed Crossburns Wind Farm in Highland Perthshire, pointing out that the scheme would disfigure one of Scotland’s Great Trails.

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Visitors to a film festival will be urged to help an appeal for a helicopter landing pad at a hospital that treats many injured climbers and walkers.

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The Scottish Avalanche Information service has begun its forecasts for the 2014-15 winter season.

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Scotland's drink drive limit has been lowered and comes into effect today (Friday 5th December).

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A forgotten literary masterpiece celebrating the majesty of the Cairngorm mountains will be the subject of a new documentary presented by travel writer Robert MacFarlane. The Living Mountain – A Cairngorms Journey will be shown on BBC2 Scotland . . .

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With winter weather really starting to bite now in Scotland’s mountains, climbers and walkers are being advised of the best way to get help in the event of an accident.

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Scotland’s largest conservation charity, the National Trust for Scotland, is urging its members to support a legal challenge being made against the Scottish Government.

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A scheme is being launched in the Lochinver area of West Sutherland in a bid to crack down on recent illegal pearl fishing.

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Six reports looking at the trial reintroduction of beavers at Knapdale in Argyll have been published showing generally positive effects of the trial including increased visitors to the area and manageable effects on other plants and wildlife.

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The SportScotland Avalanche Information Service (SAIS) has confirmed that it will continue to run avalanche risk forecasts for the Torridon area this winter.

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November 11th 2014

Come autumn, the hills in Scotland look as empty of snow as anywhere else in Great Britain. And yet, there are some special places hidden from view . . .

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Hillwalkers wishing to take vehicles beyond the locked gate in Strathfarrar should be aware that the Estate has recently tightened up the criteria used to grant permission.

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