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Outdoor News, Scotland

The latest outdoor news focussing on Scotland, updated courtesy of

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

Black Isle bird deaths: Inverness Protest planned, Landowners boost reward, and police raid farms

Red KiteThere have been a number of developments in the ingoing scandal of the birds of prey deaths on the Black Isle near Inverness. The number of dead birds found has now risen to 19, with 14 red kites and 5

April 9th, 2014 05:57 PM

Strathfarrar summer access

3_15_3lThe summer access arrangements for Strathfarrar began last week. Strathfarrar has a locked gate and only a certain number of cars are allowed into the Glen each day. There are no restrictions on pedestrian access or taking a pushbike beyond

April 7th, 2014 11:59 PM

An awfully big adventure, he climbed into the Coire of the Calves, the Coir' nan Laogh, to the sound of ptarmigans and gulls. It was clear below, but not in here. He stopped to put on crampons and eat a second breakfast. It

April 7th, 2014 10:20 AM

Crowdfunding boosts reward for information on Birds of Prey deaths

Red KiteRSPB Scotland has set up a Justgiving web page after being inundated by calls from members of the public asking to contribute to a reward for information about the deaths of 16 birds of prey. The conservation charity is responding

April 7th, 2014 08:51 AM

Extra WH Navigation Course dates

NavigationAs the planned four Walkhighlands/MCofS Navigation Courses for 2014 booked up within days, a further two courses will be held in the Ochils in July. Each course will begin with an hour of work indoors and then the rest of

April 4th, 2014 08:45 AM

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