News

The nesting pair of ospreys at the Scottish Wildlife Trust’s Loch of the Lowes Wildlife Reserve near Dunkeld have hatched their third chick of 2016. 

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With winter hardly gone from the mountains, mountain safety experts are advising walkers and climbers: “Tick the Munros – just don’t let the Munros tick you!” 

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A new 4 part BBC series begins tonight at 9pm on BBC1 Scotland (later on iplayer). “Highlands – Scotland’s Wild Heart”

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Due to recent heavy snowfall, high accumulations of snow and low temperatures on the mountains, the SportScotland Avalanche Information Service (SAIS) will continue to provide a forecast for the Northern Cairngorms and Lochaber this weekend.

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May Bank Holiday is approaching fast, but the high mountains of Scotland are still hanging onto winter after an unseasonably cold spring. 

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The Scottish Avalanche Information Service has reached the official end of its daily forecasting for the winter. 

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Celebrations for the second anniversary of the John Muir Way are running throughout this week with events across the Central Belt. 

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April 16th 2016

As we mark John Muir Day, April 21, Peter Pearson, Chair of the John Muir Trust, invites hillwalkers and mountaineers to get involved with the organisation that honours his name.

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The Cairngorms National Park authority is urging all dog owners to keep dogs on a lead this springtime when ground nesting birds are sitting on eggs, and into the summer months when they have chicks to care for.

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Deaf and blind walker Michael Anderson will be tackling a 215 mile charity hike this May and is appealing for walkers to help him along the way.

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Road access to the very popular car park at the foot of Ben Lomond is set to be affected by temporary closures from next Monday 18th April until Friday 6th May. 

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Heather Morning – Mountain Safety Adviser at the Mountaineering Council of Scotland – outlines the role of Personal Locator Beacons and similar products in mountain safety

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