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Recounting the highs and lows of the Strathpuffer 24

15 January 2021
Recounting the highs and lows of the Strathpuffer 24

Recounting the highs and lows of the Strathpuffer 24

15 January 2021

This weekend would have seen the Strathpuffer 24 take place at Contin. Mike Dennison looks back on his years of trying to achieve a podium finish


Covid cases pass 3000 mark in NHS Highland area

10 January 2021
Covid cases pass 3000 mark in NHS Highland area

Covid cases pass 3000 mark in NHS Highland area

10 January 2021

More than 3000 coronavirus cases have been detected across the NHS Highland area since the pandemic began.


Plea for runners to stay safe in winter

08 January 2021
Plea for runners to stay safe in winter

Plea for runners to stay safe in winter

08 January 2021

Runners in the Highlands are being urged to take make sure they are doing all they can to be easily seen when exercising outdoors.


Awe-struck by power of the glens

08 January 2021
Awe-struck by power of the glens

Awe-struck by power of the glens

08 January 2021

ACTIVE OUTDOORS: John Davidson runs through the snow on a south Loch Ness-side circuit taking in Foyers and Inverfarigaig


Forest car parks and trails to remain open during lockdown

08 January 2021
Forest car parks and trails to remain open during lockdown

Forest car parks and trails to remain open during lockdown

08 January 2021

Many forest walking and mountain biking trails are to remain open for local access during the new lockdown.


Charity urges Scots to get out for a walk every day this winter

07 January 2021
Charity urges Scots to get out for a walk every day this winter

Charity urges Scots to get out for a walk every day this winter

07 January 2021

A WALKING charity is encouraging people to get outdoors and walk in their local area to help boost mental and physical wellbeing during the lockdown.


Walkers fined over Covid rules breach after mountain rescue

05 January 2021
Walkers fined over Covid rules breach after mountain rescue

Walkers fined over Covid rules breach after mountain rescue

05 January 2021

Two men were given fixed penalty notices after being rescued from a Munro on Hogmanay.


Looking back on a year like no other

01 January 2021
Looking back on a year like no other

Looking back on a year like no other

01 January 2021

John Davidson considers the importance of the outdoors in helping to deal with a tough year of lockdown and uncertainties


Active Outdoors – 2020 in photos

31 December 2020
Active Outdoors – 2020 in photos

Active Outdoors – 2020 in photos

31 December 2020

John Davidson selects some of his favourite photos of the year in this collection from our 2020 features.


SUP or kayak for Christmas? Play safe, pleads RNLI

30 December 2020
SUP or kayak for Christmas? Play safe, pleads RNLI

SUP or kayak for Christmas? Play safe, pleads RNLI

30 December 2020

Watersports enthusiasts are being urged to make sure safety gear was part of any Christmas gifts they received to enjoy their favourite sport.


Final jacket put in place for Moray East

28 December 2020
Final jacket put in place for Moray East

Final jacket put in place for Moray East

28 December 2020

The Moray East wind farm took a decisive step towards completion at the end of December as the final 'jacket' was put in place in the Moray Firth.


Six winter walks across the Highlands and Moray

25 December 2020
Six winter walks across the Highlands and Moray

Six winter walks across the Highlands and Moray

25 December 2020

A winter walk is a great way to embrace the fresh air and benefit from the great outdoors. John Davidson suggests six strolls in the north of Scotland


Daily coronavirus updates to be paused during holiday weekends

24 December 2020
Daily coronavirus updates to be paused during holiday weekends

Daily coronavirus updates to be paused during holiday weekends

24 December 2020

The Scottish Government will not be publishing its daily coronavirus statistics over the four-day holiday weekends at Christmas and New Year.


Call for people to enjoy Christmas walks 'with respect'

24 December 2020
Call for people to enjoy Christmas walks 'with respect'

Call for people to enjoy Christmas walks 'with respect'

24 December 2020

Landowners in the region are urging people heading for the outdoors this festive season to respect the countryside.


'Stay at home' message repeated by First Minister

22 December 2020
'Stay at home' message repeated by First Minister

'Stay at home' message repeated by First Minister

22 December 2020

People living in level four areas have been told to stay at home as much as possible.


More people flock to Highlands national nature reserves in 2020

22 December 2020
More people flock to Highlands national nature reserves in 2020

More people flock to Highlands national nature reserves in 2020

22 December 2020

Visits to national nature reserves in the Highlands fed into a huge upsurge in numbers across Scotland.


Latest coronavirus figures: Covid cases in NHS Highland area still low after lockdown announcement

20 December 2020
Latest coronavirus figures: Covid cases in NHS Highland area still low after lockdown announcement

Latest coronavirus figures: Covid cases in NHS Highland area still low after lockdown announcement

20 December 2020

The rate of coronavirus in the NHS Highland area remained relatively low after the announcement that the area would be put into tier four.


Cold water shock warning for winter dippers and wild swimmers

16 December 2020
Cold water shock warning for winter dippers and wild swimmers

Cold water shock warning for winter dippers and wild swimmers

16 December 2020

Wild swimmers are being urged to be cautious this Christmas with many cold-water dips cancelled.


Outdoor experts in plea for enthusiasts to #ThinkWINTER

11 December 2020
Outdoor experts in plea for enthusiasts to #ThinkWINTER

Outdoor experts in plea for enthusiasts to #ThinkWINTER

11 December 2020

People hoping to make the most of the great outdoors this winter are being encouraged to think about safety as the weather and conditions change.


Escaping the material world on forest trails

11 December 2020
Escaping the material world on forest trails

Escaping the material world on forest trails

11 December 2020

A winter run on the trails at Abriachan forest as John Davidson finds more than he bargains for among the trees


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