Political leaders have demonstrated their apathy when it comes to protecting Scotland’s wild land, mountaineers said.
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 leading bodies, including those representing outdoor enthusiasts, have called on the Scottish Government to increase protection for wild land.
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.
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.
A Scottish politician is urging outdoors enthusiasts to make their views known when a consultation paper on hilltracks is published next week.
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.
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.
Mountaineers in Scotland have called on politicians to respect the nation’s uplands. A campaign by the Mountaineering Council of Scotland ahead o...
Scotland’s hills are being subjected to environmental vandalism as tracks are gouged across the nation’s uplands, campaigners said.
Outdoors campaigners are recruiting the public to turn detective and reveal examples of ugly tracks on the Scottish mountains.
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.
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.
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.
Scotland’s mountaineering chief is urging the hillwalking and climbing community to back two MSPs fighting against unsightly tracks on the country’s mountains.