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Quirky wilderness and healthy-lung village emerge in Chinese renaming exercise

The results of a curious exercise in giving some of Britain’s finest landscapes new names have been revealed.

The outdoors year in view: our look back at the events of 2014

Here's grough's look over the shoulder at 12 months' of outdoor action...

Scottish avalanche service begins today, as storms continue

The service that provides avalanche information for outdoor enthusiasts in the Scottish Highlands begins today.

Mountaineers urge minister John Swinney to oppose Rannoch windfarm

Mountaineers in Scotland are calling on a Government minister to back opposition to a proposed windfarm in his constituency.

Rescuers searching for missing Ben Starav walker find man's body

Rescuers searching for a missing walker in the Highlands have found a body. Three mountain rescue teams and two search and rescue helicopters took ...

Mountaineers urge ministers to reject Talladh-a-Bheithe windfarm plans

Mountaineers are objecting to plans for a 24-turbine windfarm in the shadow of Highland peaks Ben Alder and Schiehallion.

Easter hillwalkers warned: it's still winter on the mountains

Walkers heading for the hills over Easter are being warned by mountain experts to expect winter conditions on some routes.

James Bond helps boost Glencoe visitor numbers by 40 per cent

James Bond is credited with helping boost visitor numbers to one of Scotland’s finest mountain landscapes last year.

Woman seriously injured in 1,000ft fall after Ben Nevis avalanche

A woman has been airlifted to hospital with serious injuries after being caught in an avalanche and falling 1,000ft and a man was also injured after falling up to 100ft in a separate incident.

Five escape injury as cornice collapse causes Ben Nevis avalanche

Five people escaped serious injury in an avalanche on Britain’s highest mountain. A cornice collapse on the North Face of Ben Nevis resulted in t...

Former bus boss Sir Moir Lockhead will lead National Trust for Scotland

A former apprentice mechanic who worked his way up to be chief of one of the UK’s biggest bus companies will be the new head of the National Trust for Scotland.

Ian Blake's crag-climbing tale wins top mountaineering writing prize

An account of a desperate solo climb on a mountain crag picked up first prize in a mountaineering literature competition.

Martin Livingstone named as walker whose body was found on Ben Starav

Police have named the walker whose body was found on a mountainside in Glen Etive at the weekend. Martin Livingstone, 55, of Coatbridge, North Lana...

Trust says Talladh-a-Bheithe windfarm would undermine new wild land map

A conservation charity is urging residents and visitors to lodge objections to plans for a windfarm which, it said, would fatally undermine a recently agreed wild-land map.

Cautious welcome as one fifth of Scotland declared 'wild land'

Ramblers, mountaineers and conservationists welcomed the Scottish Government’s new policy that designates almost a fifth of the nation as wild land.

Injured walker airlifted from Sgùrr Dhomhnuill in Ardgour

A walker was airlifted from a remote Ardgour mountain after injuring his leg. The crew of a Royal Navy Sea King search and helicopter winched the m...

Royal Navy crew battles 60mph winds to rescue pair stuck on Glencoe peak

Two walkers were airlifted from a Glencoe mountain after spending the night on the peak. The crew of a Royal Navy Sea King helicopter battled 60mph...

Record Scottish snowfalls bring skiers out on to slopes

While the floods in southern England have been grabbing the news headlines, the Scottish Highlands have had a bumper year of snow.


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