General news archive

Scottish walkers asked to help shape the future of walking

18 December 2014

From dog-walkers or people who commute to work on foot, to regular Munro-baggers and hardy hikers, Ramblers Scotland is calling on all regular walkers to have their say about the great outdoors and help shape a new 10-year vision for walking in Scotland.

Scottish Gathering 2010

Scottish Gathering 2016

17 December 2014

Scottish Gathering to be postponed till 2016 in order to refresh the format

Mike Slater accepts the Campaigner Award

Presidents volunteer Awards 2015

16 December 2014

Recognise a volunteer or team of volunteers who have done something special. The President's Volunteer Awards are an opportunity to celebrate and highlight the successes of our volunteers. Anyone is able to nominate somebody for an award.

Coast path

Government commits £5.3 million to coast path

04 December 2014

Today we’re celebrating the Government’s announcement that more than £5.3 million has been committed to ensure the England Coast Path will be completed and open for all to enjoy by 2020, ten years earlier than was originally planned.

George Osborne

Our response to the Autumn Statement

03 December 2014

It may come as no surprise that both coalition parties are seeking to sweeten the years of belt-tightening austerity but the extra investment in infrastructure and health has particularly attracted our attention.

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Walking a mile a day could beat cancer

29 August 2014

Patients diagnosed with two of the most common cancers (breast and prostate) could reduce their risk of dying by walking just one mile a day, according to new calculations by Walking for Health, run by Macmillan Cancer Support and the Ramblers.

Mark Drakeford and Melanie Jones

Lets Walk Cymru Launches New Website

11 August 2014

The Minister for Health and Social Services supported the launch of the new Lets Walk Cymru website making it easier for people in Wales to start walking towards a healthy future.

view of the Eisteddfod

Join us at the National Eisteddfod

01 August 2014

We are inviting visitors to the Eisteddfod to join us for a walk and discover there’s something for everyone with the Ramblers. Come and find out more about all the ways you can get involved.

Coastal access

England Coast Path coming soon to Somerset

18 July 2014

Government announces work is to start on the implementation of the England Coast Path from Brean Down to Minehead in Somerset.

Braes of Doune

A wind farm on Rannoch Moor?

16 July 2014

Ramblers Scotland has objected to a proposal to construct a 24-turbine wind farm at Talladh-a-Bheithe on Rannoch Moor, between Loch Rannoch and Loch Ericht. The turbines, at 125m in height to the blade tip, would be visible from such iconic mountains as Ben Alder and Schiehallion.

Advice for walkers

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