12 April 2021 by Helen Todd
During the 2021 Holyrood campaign period we’d love Ramblers members and others who enjoy the outdoors to help spread the messages in Scottish Outdoor Recreation Alliance's joint Manifesto for the Outdoors.
08 February 2021 by Tanne Spielman
At the Ramblers, we believe everyone, no matter what age or background, should have the chance to discover the joy of walking in the great outdoors. And that’s exactly what the brilliant ‘Out There Award’ that is delivered by Ramblers Scotland is all about.
01 December 2020 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!
26 November 2020 by Phoebe Smith
Can’t tell your Grahams from your Donalds? Muddling your Munros and your Marilyns? If you’re perplexed by the excessive classifications of Britain’s peaks and hills then walk this way to become an instant expert…
22 June 2020 by Ramblers Scotland president Lucy Wallace
In her final Lockdown Diary, Ramblers Scotland president Lucy Wallace helps ensure that we're ready for a phased return to walking, by sharing top tips on getting ready for the hills again.
05 June 2020 by Ramblers Scotland president Lucy Wallace
Ramblers Scotland president and outdoor instructor Lucy Wallace helps us get ready for our phased return to walking by guiding us through her kit DIY routine.
14 April 2020 by Nicky Teegan
Join us for the Ramblers Great Walking Quiz on Friday 24 of April at 5.30pm
14 April 2020 by Helen Todd
As part of our #RoamSweetHome campaign, Ramblers Scotland policy manager reveals how a health crisis forced her into a form of social isolation a decade ago, and how she maintained her physical and mental wellbeing when her access to the hills suddenly came to a halt.
09 April 2020 by Ramblers Scotland president Lucy Wallace
As part of our #RoamSweetHome campaign, Ramblers Scotland president Lucy Wallace is sharing her Lockdown Diaries - this time looking at how we can enrich ourselves and our environments by safely litter-picking during daily exercise.
28 August 2019 by Danny Carden
While the 1949 Act didn’t include Scotland in much of its scope, it did introduce NNRs, and the first in the UK was opened at Beinn Eighe in Torridon.
16 May 2019 by Kate Ashbrook
General Council is a pivotal moment in the Ramblers’ year. We must answer those big questions: how do we become more relevant to all Britain’s walkers, increase membership, fill our volunteer vacancies? General Council is the time to debate them.
22 February 2019 by Lucy Saunders
As we seek nominations for our annual walkable neighbourhood awards, we asked the transport specialist behind the Mayor of London’s Healthy Streets transport strategy to share her 10 indicators of healthy streets.
10 December 2018 by Danny Carden
Four years after his doctor suggested he join the Ramblers, 81-year-old Jim Snodgrass from South Queensferry has developed a deep love of walking, a new friendship group and his health and wellbeing are hugely improved.
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.
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.
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.
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?