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Heritage Path for September 2022: Herring Road

Heritage Path for September 2022: Herring Road

Heritage Path of the month Herring Road is our Heritage Path of the month for September 2022, click here to view the details More about Herring Road From Dunbar, a direct route by road runs by Spott and Spott Mill to Halls (NT653727). However, if...

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It’s Time to Renew Your membership

It’s Time to Renew Your membership

As our summer newsletter hits your door mat, you will find a reminder to renew your membership with us. You can do that right here on our website by heading over to our membership page, choosing your type of membership and completing the appropriate form. Remember to...

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Calls for Strategic Management Plan for Holyrood Park

Calls for Strategic Management Plan for Holyrood Park

In 2018 Historic Environment Scotland closed the Radical Road that runs around the base of Salisbury Crags in Holyrood Park, Edinburgh on safety grounds following a 50-tonne rockfall. The road is a popular route that was surfaced by ‘radical’ weavers from the west of...

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Ben Alder Level Crossing, Dalwhinnie.

Ben Alder Level Crossing, Dalwhinnie.

Network Rail unilaterally closed this important level crossing in July 2021, negatively impacting local residents and visitors alike. As a result, Dalwhinnie community council, the local estate, other local groups and businesses, and national outdoor recreation...

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Core Path Plan Court Case at Gartmore

Core Path Plan Court Case at Gartmore

During the review of their core paths plan, Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park proposed a change to the core paths at Gartmore. The landowners Gartmore House were unhappy with what was going on and instigated a judicial review of the process. Gartmore House v...

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Review of Capercaillie Conservation and Management

Review of Capercaillie Conservation and Management

In April the Cairngorms Capercaillie Project at the Cairngorms National Park Authority invited views on taking forward the advice in the February NatureScot Review of Capercaillie Conservation and Management - Report to the Scientific Advisory Committee. ScotWays...

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Not Many Scottish Hill Tracks Left …

Not Many Scottish Hill Tracks Left …

… to update that is! There are only a few routes still needing to be surveyed as part of our updating of Scottish Hill Tracks. First published in 1947 the book contains 344 routes through hilly or remote terrain that vary from short day walks to long ones, with a few...

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Public access overlooked?

Public access overlooked?

We have just contributed to the recent consultation on the draft National Planning Framework 4. The National Planning Framework (NPF) is a long-term plan for Scotland last updated in 2014 that sets out where development and infrastructure is needed. Statutory...

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