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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.

Support for Scotland's wild areas as 80 per cent back core map

An overwhelming majority of respondents were in favour of a map of Scotland’s wild areas. The results of a consultation by Scottish Natural Herit...

English teams join Scots colleagues in search for missing Highlands walker

Colleagues from England joined Scottish mountain rescuers in a search for a missing walker in the Mamores.

Man airlifted to hospital after Glencoe fall

A man was airlifted to hospital after suffering injuries in a fall in Glencoe. Police were alerted yesterday about 3.20pm after the man fell in Cam...

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...

Hurricane-speed winds will hit hills as storm continues across UK

Hurricane-force winds will hit Scotland’s mountains tomorrow as a winter storm grips the UK. The Mountain Weather Information Service said mobili...

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.

Family thanks rescuers as Steall body confirmed as Alistair Porteous

The family of a man whose body was found after a major search around Glen Nevis have thanked the volunteer rescuers who looked for him when he went missing.

Rescuers searching for missing Steall walker Alistair Porteous find body

Rescuers searching for a missing walker in Glen Nevis have found a body. A huge search for Edinburgh man Alistair Porteous took place over the week...

Four experts line up for Clachaig Inn Glencoe winter safety lectures

With the Scottish winter in full swing, there’s the chance to get some valuable safety tips from four experts in a series of free talks.

Protect Scottish wild land as tribute to John Muir, says charity

A conservation charity appealed to politicians of all hues to protect Scotland’s wild land after the creation of a map detailing the nation’s scenic landscapes.

Amber warnings issued as storms due to return to hills on Friday

The Met Office has issued an amber severe weather warning of storm-force winds across north Wales and northern England for Friday.

Despite the thaw, Scottish avalanche service starts tomorrow

It may not feel like it at the moment, with unseasonably mild weather and mountain-tops unfrozen, but it’s winter.


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