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The great outdoors in 2013: our look back at the events of the year

'Sheepwrecked fells', a porcupine, octupus and bottled vole: the outdoors can be a surprising place...

Cairn Gorm funicular operators seek permanent guided-walks go-ahead

Councillors will be asked to allow a trial scheme for funicular users to walk to the summit of Cairn Gorm to be made permanent.

Government agency seeks possible buyers for troubled Cairn Gorm ski resort

Scotland’s busiest ski resort may be put up for sale this year. The CairnGorm Mountain snowsports centre, along with its controversial funicular ...

Mountain fraternity mourns death of Alan Blackshaw

A leading mountaineer who was instrumental in establishing the right to roam in Scotland has died at the age of 78.

Bumper snowfall leads to early Highland ski opening

A Scottish ski resort is opening earlier than in any season in the last 13 years. The Nevis Range facility on Aonach Mòr will operate this weekend...

Cairn Gorm funicular to allow walkers on to mountain

Walkers will be allowed to get the train to the top of one of Scotland’s highest mountains for the first time.

Cairngorm ski centre closed because of snow

One of Scotland’s busiest ski centres has had to close – because there is too much snow. The Cairngorm Mountain centre announced today’s clos...

Cairngorm railway 'struggled from the start'

The Cairngorm funicular, opposed by many walkers and conservationists at its inception, went ahead despite a weak business case, evident even before construction started.

Woman dies after Cairn Gorm fall

A woman has died after falling in a Cairn Gorm corrie. Teresa Michelle Conalty, 40, of County Wicklow in the Republic of Ireland, was airlifted yes...

Agency holds information day as two bid to run Cairn Gorm ski resort

Two companies are in the running to take over the controversial funicular and snowsports centre on Cairn Gorm.

The outdoors world in 2012: our backward glance at the year past

Our rearward glance at a news-packed 2012 includes, as always, tragedy as well as uplifting stories of the great outdoors, and a few oddities.

Windfarm planning bosses urged to boot up to visit Highland site

Outdoor campaigners have criticised councillors who plan to make a site visit to a controversial windfarm site – by going to a railway more than 10 miles away.

2010 in retrospect: join us in a look back at the outdoors year

As the year draws to a close, we take a look back at the events that have shaped the events in 2010. From tragedy to triumph, heartbreak to ecstasy, t...

Gondola mooted for Cairn Gorm by Ramblers' boss

A gondola system should be considered for Cairn Gorm as part of a review of access to the mountain, according to the head of the Ramblers in Scotland.

Cairn Gorm funicular push 'put public purse at risk'

Millions of pounds of public money were pumped into the controversial Cairn Gorm funicular railway without due regard to the financial risks the project presented.

Tragedy and triumph: the outdoor world in 2009 (continued)

As the decade which seems to have become known as the noughties packed its bags and prepared for the trip into history, its final days had a familiar ring: winter catching out climbers and walkers, with tragic consequences..

Glencoe ski centre put up for sale

A Scottish ski resort has been put up for sale, in the hope investors will help it expand. Glencoe Mountain, in the White Corries on the slopes of ...

2008: take a trip with us through the highs and lows of the year

In the slovenly hiatus between Santa’s return north and the alcoholic debauchery of the New Year, journalists traditionally have a problem: how to fill the space on their various publications when, well, not much happens..


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