In addition to the 30 marine protected areas (MPAs) in Scottish waters announced last week, a further four sites could benefit species of whales, dolphins and sharks. This is according to a new report by Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH).
The John Muir Trust has urged Highland Perthshire residents and visitors to object to a major wind farm on the Talladh-a-Bheithe estate between Loch Rannoch and Loch Ericht.
July 29th 2014
Due to a cancellation there are a couple of places available on next weekend's navigation courses run by the Mountaineering Council of Scotland (MCofS). These day courses, based in the Campsie Fells and run from Drymen, are aimed at anyone who wants to learn how to navigate for hillwalking or to brush up existing knowledge.
July 25th 2014
John Stuart-Murray will give an illustrated talk about his novel Reading the Gaelic Landscape at the Aros Centre on Skye on Saturday 26th July at 4.00pm.
July 24th 2014
The area around Ben Lomond, including the mountain summit, has been designated as a war memorial, called the Ben Lomond National Memorial Park since 1995.
The beacon, created by artificial light, will mark the half-way point in a special torchlit walk being held to raise funds for conservation charity, the National Trust for Scotland, which cares for Scotland’s most Southerly Munro.
July 22nd 2014
We’re delighted to welcome Peter Macfarlane to Walkhighlands as our new gear editor. Peter is a freelance outdoor writer and photographer and will be familiar to many as a regular contributor to Trail Magazine. His work has also appeared in other magazines and he has covered outdoor topics on both TV and radio.
July 21st 2014
A programme of activities to encourage more people to come and watch magnificent white-tailed sea eagles in Fife forests was launched today (Monday 21 July 2014).
July 20th 2014
I’m very lucky to have a wide and varied brief here at Walkhighlands, but I try to thread my ramblings together with reasonable photos. I hope to develop the photographic thread a little more over the coming months, and I thought I’d start with one of my great personal pleasures of camping out – taking photos at night.
July 18th 2014
Ramblers Scotland is calling on everyone in Scotland to follow the inspiration of the Commonwealth Games and make a pledge to get outdoors and get active on the weekend of 9-10 August. The first ever ‘Get Outdoors Weekend’ aims to help everyone across Scotland discover the fun of getting active outdoors.
July 11th 2014
The Jewel of the Forth An island measuring 1500 by 500 metres mightn’t be the first place that springs to mind when you’re looking for an afternoon’s cliff-top walking or one of the greatest natural spectacles in the British Isles,…
July 8th 2014
Walkhighlands has today launched coverage of Orkney with the publication of 40 walking routes on the islands. Ranging from the classic walk from Rackwick to view the Old Man of Hoy, to rambles to bird spotting hides and days out…
July 8th 2014
Mountaineers are fighting a wind farm proposal which threatens the iconic wild landscape of Rannoch, spoiling views from many popular mountains including Schiehallion and the tourist route to Glencoe and the western highlands. The Talladh-a-Bheithe wind farm, on the estate…