01 November 2017 by Jess Dolan
On her return as Ramblers Scotland director after a year on maternity leave, Jess Dolan reflects on the huge, positive impact walking has had on her life in the last 12 months.
27 September 2017 by Kathrine Payne
Three years ago Ramblers member Jay Wilson decided it was time to fix the problem and create a big ‘missing link’ in Scotland's paths network – the first-ever dedicated walking route between Inverness and John O’ Groats.
12 September 2017 by Kathrine Payne
The beautiful Pentland Hills near Edinburgh are enjoyed by 600,000 people a year; with most visiting to enjoy the area’s 100km of scenic paths and trails. Such experiences are made possible thanks to the hard work of a small army of path maintenance volunteers, including one very special 83-year-old: Arthur Mackenzie from Penicuik.
01 August 2017 by Helen Todd
Our Scottish campaigns & policy manager Helen Todd discusses those horrible little biters - ticks - and how best to remove and avoid them.
27 April 2017 by Helen Todd
With the 2017 local elections looming in Scotland, Helen Todd says it's vital that outdoor interests engage with local democracy.
07 September 2016 by Helen Todd
Helen Todd reflects on how 'shared use' paths are working in Scotland - where cyclists, walkers, horse riders and paddlers have enjoyed equal rights of access since 2003.
08 April 2016 by Helen Todd
As part of the 2016 Scottish Elections, there is a crying need for politicians to support walking & access, promote health, and protect the environment.
21 December 2015 by Helen Todd
In the darkest days of winter, it’s tempting to think back with a touch of nostalgia to long, warm summer days.
30 November 2015 by Kate Ashbrook
Ramblers president Kate Ashbrook celebrates fifteen years of CRoW
18 September 2015 by Helen Todd
Helen Todd explores her passion for bagging in the mountains of Scotland
06 May 2015 by Walking Class Hero
A city’s environmental credentials are an important factor in assessing its status. Walking Class Hero takes a look at New York and Glasgow to see how accessible and user-friendly their walking routes are.
01 May 2015 by Helen Todd
Ramblers Scotland believes there is a growing public recognition of the need for one change which no political party is putting centre stage – the dangers of our sedentary lifestyles.
22 December 2014 by Helen Todd
Campaign manager for Ramblers Scotland discusses the impact of camping bans in Scotland.
12 September 2014 by Ed Wilson
Ed visits the Isle of Mull and considers the valuable contribution volunteers make to society.
10 September 2014 by Helen Todd
With the referendum on Scottish independence imminent, we re-post an original blog from Ramblers Scotland campaigner Helen on the impacts a yes vote could have on walkers.
29 August 2014 by Dominic Bates
Dominic Bates tries his hand (and feet) at scrambling and wonders if this is the start of his transformation from jelly-legged to celebrated mountaineer...
26 August 2014 by Helen Todd
Helen explains that in Scotland, unlike in England and Wales, there is simply no need to campaign for a complete coast path.
04 August 2014 by Helen Todd
Summer evenings are the perfect way to get into new habits of increased activity. You have literally nothing to lose – apart perhaps from a few kilos! – and plenty to gain.
10 June 2014 by Helen Todd
To go into the outdoors is to challenge yourself and leave behind the trappings of your comfortable, daily routine. Helen's latest blog is on how to enjoy planned adventures and survuve unintended ones!
08 May 2014 by Moira Dobson
Moira Dobson, from the Dundee Ramblers, talks about her group's experience of taking part in an episode of the BBC series of 'Trust Me I'm a Doctor'.
14 April 2014 by Helen Todd
Helen Todd takes a trip to Copenhagen to talk walking (and cycling) with the European Ramblers' Association.
21 February 2014 by Helen Todd
Helen on how to survive walking the hills in winter with the right planning, equipment and of course spare pockets filled with bags of nuts, chocolate and flapjack bars!
15 November 2013 by Helen Todd
Helen Todd wonders if mobilising walkers via social media is the best way to resolve access issues in Scotland. What do you think?