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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.

Ben Dolphin elected as new Ramblers Scotland president

A journalist, countryside ranger and blogger has been appointed head of the Ramblers in Scotland. Ben Dolphin was elected to the post of president ...

Four walkers rescued from Ben Lomond in 'challenging' weather

Two walkers were airlifted and another pair brought to safety by rescuers after getting stuck in severe weather on Scotland’s most southerly munro.

Ex-Army major James Stuart to take over as head of Lomond national park

A former infantry officer and boss of the Royal Yachting Association is taking over as head of Scotland’s first national park.

Berghaus flags up its Get Out Game as Black Friday antidote for outdoors fans

A leading outdoors brand has announced an antidote for anyone flagging after the consumer excesses of the upcoming Black Friday.

National Trust for Scotland shake-up puts 90 jobs at risk

The conservation charity that owns some of Scotland’s most popular mountain areas will cut staff numbers in a drive to save costs.

Vango unveils new innovations as the brand celebrates 50 years

Vango, probably Britain's best known tent brand, celebrates its 50th birthday this year. We took a trip north of the border for a view of its new gear...

Loch Venachar campers receive police warning for felling tree for firewood

A group of campers was given an official police warning after officers discovered they had chopped down a lochside tree for their fire.

Police warn Loch Lomond campers after three bikes stolen in past week

Police are warning campers in the Highlands to secure their bicycles after three were stolen in the past week.

Lomond national park wins public access appeal against Drumlean Estate

A national park authority has won a legal appeal against an estate that blocked access to the area. Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park Aut...

Controversial camping bylaws set to come into force in Lomond national park

A controversial camping permit scheme comes in to force in a Scottish national park this week. Anyone wanting to pitch their tent in certain areas ...

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.

Mountaineers call on Lomond national park board to delay 'appalling' wild-camping scheme

Mountaineers are calling on national park authority members to delay the implementation of ‘appalling’ new rules that mean campers could be landed with a criminal record.

Cowal Way gains Scotland's Great Trails status

A long-distance route passing through diverse countryside has been granted great trail status in a ceremony in Argyll.

Hillbagger Jenny Hatfield becomes first woman to summit all 1,556 marilyns

A woman has become the first to complete one of the UK’s toughest hillwalking challenges. Jenny Hatfield summited Cruinn a’ Bheinn, north of Be...

Walkers invited to sign up for charity torchlit ascent of Ben Lomond

Hillwalkers are being invited to dig out their torches and pull on their boots for a fundraiser on Scotland’s most southerly munro.

Lomond national park bosses launch anti-litter Respect Your Park campaign

Scotland’s first national park has launched a campaign to clamp down on littering and to educate visitors to care for the area.

Lomond team called to rescue group trapped in Devil's Pulpit gorge

Rescuers were called out after a group was unable to escape a Highland gorge. Lomond Mountain Rescue Team was alerted by police on Saturday afterno...

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