Scotland news archive

Huge opportunity for permanent shift to walking and cycling

04 May 2020

Ramblers Scotland, Cycling UK & Transform's joint proposals for the Scottish Government's National Planning Framework 4 consultation.

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Scottish access rights during COVID-19

09 April 2020

Due to #coronavirus, exercising access rights responsibly is more important than ever. Walkers should make extra effort, inc responding to reasonable requests from land managers, to help keep us all safe & avoid disrupting food production.

#RoamSweetHome campaign to keep Scottish walkers connected to landscapes and each other during lockdown

09 April 2020

Ramblers Scotland has launched a new campaign called #RoamSweetHome to inspire everyone to keep active safely during the coronavirus pandemic.

Landowner must restore Glen Clova hillside after track appeal is dismissed

11 March 2020

Campaigners hail ‘landmark’ decision over unauthorised track in Glen Clova, within the Cairngorms NP.

Ramblers Scotland to welcome Lucy Wallace as its first woman president

02 March 2020

Blogger, wildlife guide and outdoor instructor to become charity’s figurehead.

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Protected dunes at Coul Links saved from golf plan

21 February 2020

The Scottish Government has rejected the plans to build an 18-hole golf course in the internationally-protected dunes at Coul Links in Sutherland.

Cross-sector coalition of 18 groups calls for better deer management in Scotland

13 January 2020

A coalition of Scottish Environment LINK organisations wants enhanced statutory regulations to ensure the nation’s deer population is managed effectively and sustainably.

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Stressed-out Scots turning to walking to stress-bust

17 December 2019

Everyone is welcome to join more than 80 free, sociable walks across Scotland during the Ramblers’ Festival Of Winter Walks from 20 December 2019 to 5 January 2020.

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Decision due on fate of protected nature site at Coul Links

28 November 2019

The fate of Coul Links, the globally important wildlife site on the Sutherland coast under threat from golf course proposals, is now in Ministers' hands.

Charities say investment needed so everyone benefits from Scottish walks

20 November 2019

Major research highlights what stops more people walking in their free time

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