News

An annual competition to find the best of Scottish mountain writing has once more shown the depth of talent to be found among those who love mountains. 

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November 24th 2016

The Scottish Government has announced today that the Eurasian beaver is to be formally recognised as a native species, 400 years after being hunted to extinction in the UK.

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An innovative project to boost the number of the UK’s red squirrels by relocating individuals to woodlands they cannot reach by themselves is taking a major step forward this month.

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Mountaineering Scotland (formerly the MCofS) will again be hosting a series of safety evenings this winter. 

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The West Highland Way near Fort William will be closed for Forestry Commission Scotland harvesting and path upgrade work between 1st November 2016 and 1st April 2017.

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Steall Path in Glen Nevis will reopen on Saturday 29 October following a major landslide. 

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The John Muir Trust has expressed concern over today’s decision by Energy Minister Paul Wheelhouse to consent the application for the Creag Riabhach wind farm at Altnaharra estate near Lairg in Sutherland.

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Following a significant rockfall at Steall Gorge in Glen Nevis in mid-September, the popular path leading to Steall Falls will remain closed until the end of October.

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Following the major rockfall on the popular Steall Gorge path on 13-14 September, the John Muir Trust has confirmed that the path will be closed for at least a month whilst specialist contractors repair the route.

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More than 120 tonnes of stone and path-building materials have been airlifted by helicopter to a remote island to allow Scottish Wildlife Trust contractors and volunteers to repair the paths

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The Salomon Glen Coe Skyline race will be held this weekend on Sunday 18th September, with other races scheduled from Kinlochleven on the Friday and Saturday.

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A major refurbishment of Ruigh Aiteachain bothy, in Glen Feshie, in the Cairngorms is now underway.

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