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Scotland to gain new Great Trossachs nature reserve, but lose six others

Scotland will gain one new national nature reserve, but lose six, the Government’s advisory body has decided.

Leave your mobiles and laptops behind and head for a Scots hostel Tech Detox

Visitors to picturesque Scottish youth hostels will have their mobile phones and laptops confiscated as part of a move to detox from technology.

Minister unveils 26ft An Ceann Mòr pyramid on Loch Lomond shores

A 26ft-high wooden pyramid designed by a team of young architects has been unveiled on the banks of Loch Lomond.

Loch Lomond bosses push for camping ban ahead of national park board meeting

National park bosses are recommending the approval of controversial plans to extend the ban on camping along loch shores.

Berghaus and Lake District top BBC Countryfile Magazine's readers' poll

Readers of BBC Countryfile Magazine have named Berghaus as the top outdoor brand. And the Lake District topped the awards for UK’s national parks...

Into the hot seat: new boss Gordon Watson's vision for the Lomond national park

Gordon Watson has taken over at the head of the Loch Lomond authority at a time when it is mired in controversy over plans to ban wild camping.

Walkers and mountaineers urge Government to step in over Lomond camping row

The row over a national park’s plans to ban wild camping along many of its loch shores intensified today as two organisations representing walkers, climbers and mountaineers condemned the proposals.

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...

Tom Weir statue to be unveiled on Lomond shore after public campaign

Outdoor enthusiasts will gather at a lochside site to honour the memory of a Scottish walking and climbing legend.

Family brought to safety from Ben Lomond after getting caught out by nightfall

A family had to be brought to safety from Scotland’s most southerly munro after they ran out of daylight.

£6m boost will help repair of mountain paths in Scotland's national parks

Some of the worst eroded paths in Scotland’s national parks will be repaired and upgraded in a £6m scheme announced today.

Lomond national park board approves camping ban extension on loch shores

A national park authority has approved plans to ban camping along lochshores in its area. Loch Lomond and the Trossachs authority’s board today u...

Rescuers searching for missing walker Daniel Bennett find body on Ben Oss

Rescuers searching for a walker missing in the Highlands since Saturday have found a body. The discovery was made in the Ben Oss area by teams hunt...

Work begins on Glen Falloch hydro schemes on West Highland Way

Walkers on Scotland’s most popular long-distance trail are being warned of possible diversions while work takes place on hydro-electric schemes.

More than 350 give views on controversial Lomond camping-ban plans

Bosses of a national park at the centre of controversial plans to ban wild camping alongside some of its lochs said a large number of responses were received in a public consultation.

War of words breaks out as deadline looms for Lomond camping-ban views

A war of words has broken out between a national park boss and outdoor commentators over plans to extend camping bans along the shores of several lochs.

Gordon Watson takes over as chief of Loch Lomond national park

A man who helped establish Scotland’s first national park has been appointed its chief executive. Gordon Watson will step up from his post as dir...

Loch Lomond national park boss Fiona Logan steps down

The boss of a Scottish national park has announced she is stepping down. Loch Lomond and the Trossachs chief executive Fiona Logan is leaving the a...


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