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Outdoor News, Scotland

The latest outdoor news focussing on Scotland, updated courtesy of

Last avalanche forecast issued for season

Avalanche (Photo: MCofS)The final avalanche forecast from the Scottish Avalanche Information Service has now been issued. The forecasts usually run from December to the middle of April, dependent on the snow conditions and funding arrangements and cover five areas – Creag Meagaidh,

April 24th, 2014 09:02 AM

Final stage of Loch Leven Heritage Trail now open

Loch Leven Heritage TrailA final 6.5 kilometre section is now open which completes the Loch Leven Heritage Trail circuit around the loch near Kinross. The new section – which runs from the RSPB Nature reserve at Vane Farm to Kinross – includes the

April 23rd, 2014 02:37 PM

New wildlife observatory on Lewis

Wildlife Observatory image 3The Nature Observatory at Loch Stiapabhat Local Nature Reserve in Ness, Isle of Lewis officially opened last week. Roy Dennis MBE was invited to speak at a short brunch event in Ness before those in attendance grabbed their boots, scopes

April 23rd, 2014 01:58 PM

Glen Nevis litter pick planned for 27 April

Friends of NevisThe Friends of Nevis are holding their first litter pick of the season on Sunday 27 April. All are welcome to the event at which volunteers plan to clean up areas of Glen Nevis and tidy the area around the

April 21st, 2014 08:51 AM

Dog walkers urged to take care around lambs

Photo: SNHWith lambing season well underway, Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH), Ramblers Scotland and land management organisations, Scottish Land & Estates and NFU Scotland, are asking dog walkers to be aware of vulnerable young lambs when they're out walking over the Easter

April 20th, 2014 07:58 AM

A skye full of eagles

Golden EagleAs a nature enthusiast I'm on the lookout for wildlife on any walk I take but I never go expecting to see anything in particular. Hoping, perhaps, but not expecting. Imagine my delight, therefore, when a recent walking holiday on

April 17th, 2014 01:34 PM

John Muir Way officially opens this Easter

John MuirA festival of events celebrating the life of conservationist John Muir kicks off today (Thurs 17 April) and will include the official opening of the new long distance walking route the John Muir Way on Easter Monday. The new trail

April 17th, 2014 09:18 AM

Hillwalkers warned of Easter snow

leum-uilleumThe Mountaineering Council of Scotland is warning hill walkers not to get caught out by weather or late, icy snow patches in the hills. With the Easter weekend approaching, many will be planning trips to the Scottish mountains – for

April 15th, 2014 03:40 PM

Raptor death protesters take to streets of Inverness

piperAround a hundred protesters gathered on Inverness High Street this afternoon following the deaths of nineteen birds of prey around the Black Isle over recent weeks. Tests already carried out have confirmed that 12 of the birds were victims of

April 12th, 2014 06:48 PM

Inov-8 Trailroc 245 trail shoes

detailThe old Inov-8 Terroc 330 trail shoes were the mainstay of my outdoor footwear quiver for many years until, amid outpourings of grief from the backpacking community, they were discontinued. After a period of mourning (and now that my stockpile

April 12th, 2014 11:27 AM

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