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The Hermit of Treig review – a tender portrayal of a gentle Highlands recluse

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Winner of the audience award at this year’s Glasgow film festival, Lizzie MacKenzie’s tender documentary debut about the simplicities of life far from so-called civilisation proves especially poignant in our hyper-con...

Pine martens to be used as ‘bouncers’ to keep grey squirrels out of Highlands

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Pine martens are to be deployed as wildlife bouncers along the east coast of Scotland and the A9 corridor to halt the northward march of grey squirrels. More than 35 artificial pine marten dens are being installed by ...

Scotland hit by second earthquake in a week with Highlands tremor

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Scotland has experienced its second earthquake in less than a week after the Highlands was hit by a tremor on Friday. The British Geological Survey reported a 2.2 magnitude earthquake just outside Roybridge, near Spea...

Bothy culture: a tour of the Highlands’ sustainable sanctuaries

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The Mountain Bothies Association (MBA) charity has reopened its 105 mountain huts, shelters and howffs after more than a year of closure due to Covid. The overwhelming majority of these are in Scotland and they reopen...

Walker rescued after surviving two ‘shivering’ nights in Scottish Highlands

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A hiker has been rescued after surviving two nights lost and alone in the Scottish Highlands, having become separated from his walking partner. David Wightman, from near Southend-on-Sea in Essex, found himself in an i...

Vast area of Scottish Highlands to be rewilded in ambitious 30-year project

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A large swathe of the Scottish Highlands stretching between the west coast and Loch Ness is to be rewilded as part of a 30-year project to restore nature. The Affric Highlands initiative aims to increase connected hab...

Wild beaver numbers surge to 1,000 across Scotland’s southern Highlands

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Wild beavers have colonised lochs and rivers across the southern Highlands of Scotland after a sharp surge in their numbers. A survey by NatureScot, the government conservation agency, estimates 1,000 beavers now live...

West Highlands on a budget: a hostel amid Scotland’s mountains and waterfalls

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I arrived at Glen Nevis during a storm. I’d watched it gather through the window of the train on the scenic West Highland Line from Glasgow. I’d witnessed the tempest scouring Rannoch Moor and by the time we arrived a...

Fabulous views and lungfuls of Atlantic air in the Scottish Highlands

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The idea of a home “trip” can depend entirely, savagely so, on what age you are. Growing weary in the back of an Austin Allegro as a child, you simply long for entertainment. As a teenager, taking up too much room in ...