News

Two more red kites have been confirmed by Scottish Government testing to have been illegally killed in north Scotland.

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The Mountain Bothy Association – a charity through which volunteers maintain open shelters in Britain’s remoter areas – has published its Annual Report and Accounts.

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Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) has launched a revamped version of the Heading for the Scottish Hills service, which allows walkers to check ahead for possible deer stalking taking place on estates.

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This Saturday (22nd August) will see the Salomon Skyline race held in Glencoe.

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Naturalist, photographer and television presenter Chris Packham is the inaugral speaker for a series of events called the Spirit of John Muir which will kick off with a talk in London on 9 September.

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Three bridges and 500 tonnes of other path materials are being airlifted on to the Kilpatrick Hills by helicopter to complete a new five mile section of the John Muir Way.

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The programme for the 2015 Isle of Harris Mountain Festival which takes place between Saturday 12th and Saturday 19th September has now been announced. 

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Highland Council is urging people who spend time in the outdoors to take “simple precautions” against being bitten by ticks and is offering free tick removal tools within the region. Over the last 10 years the insects have been linked to a rise in Lyme disease.

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For the last seven years a survey has been held in late August to try and survey every remaining snow patch in order to build up a scientific log of changing conditions. 

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One of Scotland’s most controversial proposed wind farms – on officially designated ‘wild land’ in the Monadhliath – has been rejected by Scottish Government ministers

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Local footpath repair company Mountains Made Accessible has begun work this week on a programme of repairs to the footpath that leads from the main saddle (the Bealach a’ Chornaidh) to the highest summit of Quinag

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This August will see some disruption for walkers planning routes or bothy trips from Loch Arkaig as the road will be closed during the evening and night for the duration of the month.

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