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Visitors return to Loch Lomond as camping ban leads to drop in problems

The owner of a pub on the shore of Loch Lomond said visitors are returning to the area for the first time in 30 years after a wild-camping ban was introduced to curtail antisocial behaviour.

Rescue operation underway for two walkers on Ben Wyvis

A rescue operation is taking place on a Highland munro. Police said two walkers reported they were in difficulties on Ben Wyvis in Easter Ross...

Cerebral palsy walker Julie McElroy aims to tackle West Highland Way

An adventurer whose disabilities mean she walks with difficulty will try to complete Scotland’s most popular long-distance trail.

Walker dies after collapsing on Am Faochagach in Wester Ross

A walker has died after collapsing on a Highland mountain. Dundonnell Mountain Rescue Team was alerted about 1.45pm yesterday after the 61-year-old...

Gleann Dubh-lighe bothy rebuilt in memory of climber Nicholas Randall

A Highland bothy that has been rebuilt after in honour of a climber who died in a tent near the West Highland Way.

Lost walkers rescued from Ben Lomond in worsening weather

A badly equipped group of walkers was rescued after getting lost in worsening weather on Scotland’s most southerly munro.

£1.75m boost for upgrades of West Highland Way and Great Glen Way

Two long-distance paths in Scotland will benefit from part of a £3m spending boost. The West Highland Way and Great Glen Way will be improved wher...

More camping bans on way as park bosses plan Scotland's own 'Yosemite'?

National park bosses have unveiled plans to transform part of the Highlands with new campsites, motorhome facilities and commercial kiosks.

Missing West Highland Way walker rescued as darkness falls

A walker on the West Highland Way was rescued after he was reported missing. The 70-year-old failed to turn up at his lodgings yesterday evening an...

Ramblers tell Ledgowan estate walkers: don't be bullied

The Ramblers are encouraging walkers to continue using a Highland estate and not to be bullied into avoiding the area.

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...

Torridon added as pilot area for avalanche reports this winter

A pilot avalanche report service will run for a sixth area in the Scottish Highlands this winter. The restricted reporting of conditions in Torrido...

Bothy charity chairman John Arnott praises volunteers' 1,200 hours' work

The men and women who care for Britain’s mountain bothies worked more than 1,200 days unpaid to keep the shelters available for walkers and outdoor enthusiasts.

Fledgling Lesotho rescuers will learn from Scottish mountain expertise

A group hoping to set up a rescue service in Africa will spend time with experts in Scotland to learn from their world-class knowledge.

Bothy charity says commercial use of shelters is putting them in jeopardy

The charity that looks after almost a hundred mountain shelters has reminded users they are not available for commercial use.

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.

Overdue Glen Cannich hiker told by walkers: 'They're searching for you'

A missing man was found safe and well after a group of walkers came across him and said a search was underway for him.

Farm manager Tom McKellar fined after poison find following eagle death

A farm manager has been fined £1,200 for possessing a banned poison so toxic a quarter of a teaspoon’s worth can kill a man.


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