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Rescuers' plea after Killin team spends hours searching for lost Ben Lui walkers

Rescuers have pleaded with hillgoers to take a map and compass after a protracted search for four walkers lost on a Highland peak.

Mountaineering Scotland urges national park to reject new Cononish gold mine plans

Mountaineering Scotland is urging national park planners to reject a renewed proposal to start mining gold in a wild land area.

Dave 'Heavy' Whalley opens Dundonnell rescue team's new Dingwall base

A mountain rescue luminary officially opened a team’s new base in the Highlands. Dave ‘Heavy’ Whalley performed the ceremony at Dundonnell Mo...

PrimaLoft's new ThermoPlume insulation 'mimics natural down' in outdoor jackets

The US insulation company says its latest product is groundbreaking in allowing clothing firms to use traditional down-manufacturing techniques with synthetic filling.

The outdoors year in view: our look back through 2015's triumphs, tragedies and curiosities

The year provided plenty of outdoor adventures, not least provided by Mother Nature herself, as exceptional weather became the norm.

On test: hydration systems

Keeping up your fluid intake while undertaking outdoor activities is vital. We compared different systems designed to help you stay hydrated...

Police appeal to walkers after attempted Highlands gold heist near Tyndrum

Police are appealing to Highland walkers for information after an attempted gold heist failed. A gold mine in the shadow of munro Ben Lui was broke...

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.

Santa's little help: our guide to Christmas stocking fillers for the outdoors fan

Looking for a gift for the outdoors enthusiast in your life? Look no further...

Rescuer finds body of Marcin Bialas six months after he fell from Ben Nevis

Rescuers have recovered the body of a man who fell from Ben Nevis in January. A Lochaber Mountain Rescue Team member located Marcin Bialas’s body...

The great big grough guide to Christmas gifts for your outdoor fan

We donned our headtorch and delved deep into Santa's cavern to find some top gifts for the outdoor enthusiast in your life.

New Abyssinia bothy opens to outdoor users in Glen Kinglas

A new mountain shelter with an African slant has opened for outdoor enthusiasts in a popular walking area in the Scottish Highlands.

The outdoors in 2016: take a look back at a year of amazing events

A wild start to 2016 set the tone for the following 12 months with record-breaking rescue numbers, climbing achievements and astonishing challenges, making it a year to remember.

Report reveals record number of people heading for the outdoors in England

More people than ever are heading for the great outdoors in England. Figures revealed today by the Government’s official advisers Natural England...

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.

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...

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...

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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