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Highland Council has refused planning permission for a wind farm on the slopes of Carn Gorm, about 8km south west of Ben Wyvis, a popular Munro. The Mountaineering Council of Scotland and John Muir Trust had opposed the proposal

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With a keynote talk by well-known writer and broadcaster Cameron McNeish, Mountain Safety Day 2014 will offer a host of demonstrations, displays and instruction available for mountain-goers of all abilities.

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Ecologists believe the reappearance of water voles at RSPB Insh Marshes in the Cairngorms National Park is the result of work to eradicate American mink from large swathes of land in northern Scotland.

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The Mountaineering Council of Scotland has said that the debate around the referendum on Scottish Independence has so far shed little light on what is in store for the countryís remaining wild landscapes.

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A group of four campers were rescued from Bealach a Mhaim between the Cobbler and Beinn Narnain in the Arrochar Alps on Friday night.

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August 29th 2014

Some species of seabirds have had their most successful breeding seasons for a decade, reports the National Trust for Scotland.

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People who regularly visit their local greenspace are more likely to feel healthy, says a report published by Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH), but less than half of Scots visit greenspace or the wider outdoors once a week or more.

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The John Muir Trust has lodged a petition to the Court of Session asking for a judicial review of the decision on June 6 by Energy Minister Fergus Ewing to grant consent to a 67-turbine wind farm in the Monadhliath Mountains without any Public Local Inquiry.

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A team of scientists and mountaineers have made new discoveries on the highest mountain in the British Isles. Over the past two weeks, Ben Nevis has been the site of one of the most extensive and logistically challenging surveys to have taken place on a Scottish mountain.

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The Scottish countryside will receive extra protection from hilltracks through new planning controls, Local Government and Planning Minister Derek Mackay has announced.

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Scotlandís mountaineers have welcomed news that plans for a wind farm which threatens to ruin the beautiful wild land round Rannoch will be debated by the Scottish Parliament.

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A herd of Luing cattle is helping to speed up natural regeneration of woodland in the Trossachs.

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