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Old Man of Hoy clean up: Consultation results
Monday 15th January 2024, 9:13am

The recent survey of the climbing community’s opinion on a proposal for cleaning up the tat on Old Man of Hoy produced an amazing response with 962 comments on the proposals as well as attracting media interest from Sky News and the BBC.

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ThinkWINTER: Essential kit for winter mountain adventures
Friday 12th January 2024, 10:39am

Epic winter adventures are even more fun when you are well prepared and have clothing and equipment suitable for the conditions. As part of the annual #ThinkWINTER campaign and the #12daysofsnowledge, we take a look at the essentials you need for epic mountain adventures this season.

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The Highland Council supports rethink of Shared Rural Network
Friday 12th January 2024, 10:39am

Questions about the roll-out of the Shared Rural Network 4G digital telecommunications mast programme were raised at a meeting of The Highland Council yesterday. The Highland Council will now write to the Scottish Government and UK Government to ask that Ministers work together, to pause and review the SRN programme and improve it.

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Scottish communities demand serious re-think of £1b Government project set to damage the Highlands and rural economy
Friday 12th January 2024, 10:28am

The proposed Shared Rural Network (SRN) is a UK Government initiative supported by the mobile network operators. It aims to provide 4G coverage to 95% of the geography (rather than population) of the UK. In the remote Scottish Highlands, this means installing hundreds of masts in places where nobody lives and wasting up to £500 million of taxpayers’ money.

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Our Year 2023: Mountaineering Scotland
Sunday 31st December 2023, 9:00am

As the year draws to a close, take a look back at just a few of the highlights of 2023, and the work the Mountaineering Scotland team carried out on behalf of our members.

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#ThinkWINTER: The Call of Winter Mountains
Thursday 21st December 2023, 10:23am

Able 2 Adventure’s Gemma Hendry describes how she found her confidence in the winter mountains, even when faced with unexpected life changes.

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#ThinkWINTER: Recovering your winter mojo
Monday 18th December 2023, 1:30pm

We often talk about making preparations for individual routes, but we should remember that the winter season needs proper preparation in itself, no matter whether you’re walking, climbing, skiing, mountain biking or running. In this article, Senior Mountain Safety Advisor Ross Cadie looks at what preparation we should be doing before we head out for our first winter adventures...

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Earba consultation results
Thursday 14th December 2023, 2:00pm

We recently asked for your opinion on the proposed Earba pumped storage hydro scheme south of Loch Laggan, with over 300 of you taking the time to respond. Read on to find out what our members had to say, and what happens next...

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#ThinkWINTER for epic mountain adventures
Tuesday 12th December 2023, 10:45am

Winter can offer some incredible experiences in Scotland’s hills and mountains. As the new season gets into full swing, and with more wintry conditions forecast over the coming weeks, mountain safety organisations have come together once again to encourage people to #ThinkWINTER as they head out in search of epic mountain adventures.

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Mountaineering Scotland announce new Climbing Development Group for 2024
Friday 8th December 2023, 8:33am

Mountaineering Scotland have announced the formation of a new Climbing Development Group in 2024, with the aim of giving the climbing community a voice in Scotland, recognise the importance of climbing as part of our outdoor heritage and help encourage, support and facilitate the future evolution of climbing and those who take part in it.

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