News, Walking

English hill finally becomes a mountain

4 Apr , 2013  

For centuries, walkers have been beholden by hills and mountains of a certain height. In Scotland the long list of Munros (mountains with a summit of more than 3,000ft) and Corbetts (summits more than 2,500ft) provides the perfect goal for walkers – or “baggers” – who are keen to tick off summits and complete a […]

Discovery, News, Walking

Where to spot Scotland’s Big 5 wild animals

28 Mar , 2013  

The Scottish Natural Heritage have launched a wildlife campaign called the Big 5. They are aiming to encourage as many people as possible to go outdoors and spot their chosen Big 5 wild animals, the red deer, otter, red squirrel, golden eagle and common seal. The initiative is also being back by VisitScotland and is […]



Myrtle Simpson wins mountain excellence award

15 Feb , 2013  

There was huge praise for the decision to present Scottish skiing and guiding pioneer Myrtle Simpson with the Scottish Award for Excellence in Mountain Culture this week. The accolade is part of The Fort William Mountain Festival, which takes place at the heart of the self-proclaimed Outdoor Capital of the UK, this month. Myrtle, now […]