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Increase in callouts will have big impact on Scottish Mountain Rescue teams

02 May 2022
Increase in callouts will have big impact on Scottish Mountain Rescue teams

Increase in callouts will have big impact on Scottish Mountain Rescue teams

02 May 2022

Mountain rescue leaders in Scotland are warning that teams may need more support in future after a record year for callouts.


ACTIVE OUTDOORS: Striding out for Ryvoan bothy on a run at Glenmore

29 April 2022
ACTIVE OUTDOORS: Striding out for Ryvoan bothy on a run at Glenmore

ACTIVE OUTDOORS: Striding out for Ryvoan bothy on a run at Glenmore

29 April 2022

John Davidson joins his brother on a visit to Glenmore to enjoy a pristine morning run up to Ryvoan and back on glorious trails


'Free beer' plea for volunteers to help with Loch Ness 360 Challenge event

24 April 2022
'Free beer' plea for volunteers to help with Loch Ness 360 Challenge event

'Free beer' plea for volunteers to help with Loch Ness 360 Challenge event

24 April 2022

A new running and biking endurance event is offering a free beer and food to anybody who can lend a hand to help it run smoothly.


ACTIVE OUTDOORS: Snow and sunshine on Loch Morlich circuit

22 April 2022
ACTIVE OUTDOORS: Snow and sunshine on Loch Morlich circuit

ACTIVE OUTDOORS: Snow and sunshine on Loch Morlich circuit

22 April 2022

On a wintry camping trip to Glenmore, John Davidson takes his children on a scenic walk around Loch Morlich


ACTIVE OUTDOORS: Early rise to capture beauty of trail

15 April 2022
ACTIVE OUTDOORS: Early rise to capture beauty of trail

ACTIVE OUTDOORS: Early rise to capture beauty of trail

15 April 2022

John Davidson continues his recce of the Loch Ness 360 Challenge route as he runs from Inverness to Drumnadrochit


Bookings at youth hostels in Highlands show promise for year ahead

03 April 2022
Bookings at youth hostels in Highlands show promise for year ahead

Bookings at youth hostels in Highlands show promise for year ahead

03 April 2022

Youth hostels on the North Coast 500 and elsewhere in the Highlands are proving popular with travellers now that the facilities are fully open again.


ACTIVE OUTDOORS: Destiny calling on spring ride over moors

01 April 2022
ACTIVE OUTDOORS: Destiny calling on spring ride over moors

ACTIVE OUTDOORS: Destiny calling on spring ride over moors

01 April 2022

John Davidson is joined by his daughter on a delightful spring bike ride from Inverness


ACTIVE OUTDOORS: Cycle ride around Inverness highlights shortfalls of network as well as best new bits

25 March 2022
ACTIVE OUTDOORS: Cycle ride around Inverness highlights shortfalls of network as well as best new bits

ACTIVE OUTDOORS: Cycle ride around Inverness highlights shortfalls of network as well as best new bits

25 March 2022

With the Raigmore active travel link recently opened, John Davidson takes a cycle ride around Inverness to see how the city links up for cyclists


Deadly ice warning for hillwalkers as Highland mountains remain in grip of winter

24 March 2022
Deadly ice warning for hillwalkers as Highland mountains remain in grip of winter

Deadly ice warning for hillwalkers as Highland mountains remain in grip of winter

24 March 2022

Hillgoers are being warned of a "deadly skating rink" in the mountains as experts say winter conditions are still prevalent in the mountains.


Skiers and snowboarders gear up for festival weekend

22 March 2022
Skiers and snowboarders gear up for festival weekend

Skiers and snowboarders gear up for festival weekend

22 March 2022

Snowsports fans are in for a treat this weekend with the UK's first ever ski and snowboard festival taking place in the Highlands.


Support grows for green space

21 March 2022
Support grows for green space

Support grows for green space

21 March 2022

Around 80 people came together on a cycle and walk from Lochardil to the Smiddy Field at Knocknagael.


ACTIVE OUTDOORS: In the wake of salmon and sheep on Lochinver loop to Glencanisp

18 March 2022
ACTIVE OUTDOORS: In the wake of salmon and sheep on Lochinver loop to Glencanisp

ACTIVE OUTDOORS: In the wake of salmon and sheep on Lochinver loop to Glencanisp

18 March 2022

Views to Suilven and Canisp on this nice circuit from Lochinver, as John Davidson follows the River Inver to Glencanisp Lodge


Knocknagael group plans event to bolster interest in Smiddy Field takeover

15 March 2022
Knocknagael group plans event to bolster interest in Smiddy Field takeover

Knocknagael group plans event to bolster interest in Smiddy Field takeover

15 March 2022

A social cycle and walk event is being planned to raise awareness of a grassroots project that aims to create a community green space in the city.


People with experience of mental ill health wanted to support others

12 March 2022
People with experience of mental ill health wanted to support others

People with experience of mental ill health wanted to support others

12 March 2022

A Highland mental health charity is recruiting for people with lived experience of mental ill health to train to become peer supporters.


Active Outdoors events list 2022

11 March 2022
Active Outdoors events list 2022

Active Outdoors events list 2022

11 March 2022

A fuller calendar of events is shaping up to make 2022 a great year for outdoor adventure! Find out what's on in our 2022 events list...


ACTIVE OUTDOORS: Digging deep into history at broch site

11 March 2022
ACTIVE OUTDOORS: Digging deep into history at broch site

ACTIVE OUTDOORS: Digging deep into history at broch site

11 March 2022

As part of a project to highlight the heritage of Assynt, John Davidson headed to Clachtoll to join Fin Valentine on a walk to an Iron Age broch


ACTIVE OUTDOORS: High five as runners head for heights

04 March 2022
ACTIVE OUTDOORS: High five as runners head for heights

ACTIVE OUTDOORS: High five as runners head for heights

04 March 2022

John Davidson gets a soaking when he heads out for a Sunday morning group run at Inverfarigaig


ACTIVE OUTDOORS: Winter wonders are not all about height

25 February 2022
ACTIVE OUTDOORS: Winter wonders are not all about height

ACTIVE OUTDOORS: Winter wonders are not all about height

25 February 2022

FLASHBACK: After a spell of grim conditions in the mountains, John Davidson recounts a previous winter outing from the Active Outdoors archive


Awards group seeks board members

19 February 2022
Awards group seeks board members

Awards group seeks board members

19 February 2022

Leading tourism group HITA is calling on people to help drive forward a successful awards venture.


ACTIVE OUTDOORS: First step on way to inaugural Loch Ness 360 event

18 February 2022
ACTIVE OUTDOORS: First step on way to inaugural Loch Ness 360 event

ACTIVE OUTDOORS: First step on way to inaugural Loch Ness 360 event

18 February 2022

ACTIVE OUTDOORS: With a new off-road running and biking challenge around Loch Ness fast approaching, John Davidson checks out the first section


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