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The summit of Ben Lomond was illuminated on the evening of Saturday 16 September as dozens of hikers ascended the 974m peak in aid of the National Trust for Scotland and Lomond Mountain Rescue.

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RSPB Scotland has issued an appeal for information after a young hen harrier, fitted with a satellite tag as part of the charity’s EU-funded Hen Harrier LIFE project, disappeared on an Aberdeenshire grouse moor.

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Mountaineering Scotland and the John Muir Trust are both calling for full protection for wild land in planning policy

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Whether it’s wandering on one of 26 long-distance routes or bagging one of the country’s 282 impressive Munros, Scotland is renowned for its memorable walking opportunities . . .

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The Cairngorms National Park Authority and the owners of Kinrara Estate have reported that following positive discussions, newly installed gates on estate driveways will remain open.

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Ramblers Scotland is calling on a Highland landowner to immediately remove new locked gates that are blocking public access to their estate, and the Speyside Way that runs through it.

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Conservation charity, the John Muir Trust is seeking to recruit someone to improve the visitor experience and level of engagement of visitors and locals with Sandwood Bay. 

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The Highland Council-run Corran Ferry service across Loch Linnhe has been suspended since the boat struck rocks on Saturday. The council has said it is looking to ‘find a solution’ but that the ferry is suspended for the ‘forseeable future’ according to the BBC.

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The John Muir Trust hosted a family day on Schiehallion last week to launch an appeal to raise more than £500,000 to help children with cancer in Scotland. 

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Events last weekend in Coire an t-Sneachda in the Northern Corries of the Cairngorms have highlighted the need for all hill-walkers and climbers to be vigilant when climbing on or passing below mountain crags. 

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Two scenic and remote beaches north of Ullapool in the North West Highlands have been treated to a makeover by almost 50 volunteers through the Scottish Wildlife Trust’s Living Seas project.

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The Mountain Bothy Association has announed the opening of a new bothy in Glen Kinglas. 

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