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Mountaineers: politicians apathetic when it comes to protecting Scots wild land

Political leaders have demonstrated their apathy when it comes to protecting Scotland’s wild land, mountaineers said.

Mountaineers warn delay on hilltracks rules could prompt rush to build more

Mountaineers have warned that delays in implementing new rules on hilltracks in Scotland could lead to a rush by landowners to beat the deadline.

Eight outdoors groups plead with Scots politicians to protect wild land

Eight leading bodies, including those representing outdoor enthusiasts, have called on the Scottish Government to increase protection for wild land.

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.

Scottish mountaineers condemn 'feeble' Government hilltracks decision

Scotland’s mountaineering body has condemned the Holyrood Government’s ‘feeble’ decision to continue to allow tracks to be bulldozed across the nation’s hills.

Politician urges outdoors fans to make views heard on hilltracks

A Scottish politician is urging outdoors enthusiasts to make their views known when a consultation paper on hilltracks is published next week.

Hill tracks campaign will be subject of Holyrood debate

The problem of Scotland’s burgeoning tracks across wilderness areas will be debated in the Scottish Parliament, thanks to a campaign by the Mountaineering Council of Scotland.

MSPs set up online petition to control hill tracks

Scotland’s mountaineering body has enlisted the support of two Labour MSPs in the fight against the unfettered burgeoning of hill tracks that scar many mountainous areas.

'Rescpect our mountains' Scots politicians told, ahead of general election

Mountaineers in Scotland have called on politicians to respect the nation’s uplands. A campaign by the Mountaineering Council of Scotland ahead o...

Scottish hilltracks are 'vandalism', campaign group says

Scotland’s hills are being subjected to environmental vandalism as tracks are gouged across the nation’s uplands, campaigners said.

Walkers urged to turn detective for Scottish hilltracks campaign

Outdoors campaigners are recruiting the public to turn detective and reveal examples of ugly tracks on the Scottish mountains.

Scots environment groups add to criticism of Holyrood's hilltracks u-turn

The Scottish Government has come under renewed attack for its decision to continue the free-for-all for the building of tracks across the nation’s hills and mountains.

New Scots mountaineering head pledges to tackle threat to landscape

The new president of Scotland’s representative mountaineering body said he shares his predecessor’s fears for the country’s upland landscape in the face of increased development.

'Regret' at further Holyrood delays on Hill Tracks campaign

Holyrood politicians have expressed their disappointment at the news a campaign to curtail the proliferation of tracks on Scotland’s hills and mountains will not now be discussed before the May elections.

Hillwalkers urged to back campaign after 'pathetic' response

Scotland’s mountaineering chief is urging the hillwalking and climbing community to back two MSPs fighting against unsightly tracks on the country’s mountains.


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