Radical Road and Salisbury Crag Access update – Issued jointly by Mountaineering Scotland, Ramblers Scotland, ScotWays and the Cockburn Association

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...
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...
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...
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....