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Experts will emphasise mountain activities’ importance at Holyrood reception

Mountain experts will gather at the Scottish Parliament to impress on politicians the contribution of hillwalking and mountaineering to the nation’s economy and wellbeing.

Review: The Top 500 Summits, by Barry K Smith

Fancy a crack at the 500 highest peaks on the British Isles? This book may just inspire you...

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.

Mountain experts issue advice for weekend hillgoers in 'unusual' lean winter

Mountain experts are warning anyone heading for the Scottish hills this weekend to expect the unexpected.

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.

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.

Scottish hillwalkers' deerstalking information service adds extra peaks to site

An online service that allows outdoor enthusiasts to check where deerstalking will take place has extended the number of hills covered.

Hill sleuths' journey into mist reveals Cnoc Coinnich measures up to corbett status

Two men with a mission to find the exact height of a mountain in the southern Highlands climb into the clouds and add a new corbett to the list.

Family of missing walker Edward Davies informed after body found in Glen Coe

A man’s body has been found in the Glen Coe area. Police said the family of missing hillwalker Edward Davies has been informed...

Mountaineering Scotland urges walkers and hill-goers to consult deerstalking site

Mountaineering Scotland is encouraging outdoor enthusiasts to check online before heading for the hills to avoid conflict between walkers and stalkers.

Dave 'Heavy' Whalley opens Dundonnell rescue team's new Dingwall base

A mountain rescue luminary officially opened a team’s new base in the Highlands. Dave ‘Heavy’ Whalley performed the ceremony at Dundonnell Mo...

Cupboard-based Torridon mountain rescuers appeal for £50,000 for new base

A volunteer rescue team that currently operates out of a cupboard has launched an appeal for cash for a proper base.

Hillwalking luminary Hamish Brown will receive mountain culture award

A major figure in Scottish hillwalking will receive recognition of his life’s work at a mountain festival next month.

Hill sleuths celebrate 'birthday' with news of three new hill classifications

There were winners and losers in the nuttalls stakes as a pair of dedicated hill measurers marked their outfit's tenth birthday with scrutiny of three English peaks.

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...

Disabled teen Natasha Lambert summits Cairn Gorm in Sea and Summit challenge

A young disabled woman completed the ascent of the UK’s sixth highest mountain to raise awareness of her charity.

Walker Robin Garton's family informed after body found on Glen Coe mountain

A man’s body has been found by members of the public on a Glen Coe mountain. Police said the family of missing walker Robin Garton has been infor...

Police appeal for information on missing Highlands hillwalker Goffredo Bondanelli

Police are appealing for information about a hillwalker who has gone missing in the Highlands. Goffredo Bondanelli has not been seen for almost two...

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