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Runners set to return to take on Loch Ness ultra challenge

15 February 2024
Runners set to return to take on Loch Ness ultra challenge

Runners set to return to take on Loch Ness ultra challenge

15 February 2024

An ultra marathon that saw a record turnout take on the challenge of completing a loop of Loch Ness last year is set to return this spring.


Love is in the fresh air – embracing the outdoors is most attractive quality

14 February 2024
Love is in the fresh air – embracing the outdoors is most attractive quality

Love is in the fresh air – embracing the outdoors is most attractive quality

14 February 2024

A love of the outdoors is one of the most attractive qualities in a potential partner for people in the Highlands and Islands, according to research.


Plea to inspire young people as part of Hostelling Scotland team

08 February 2024
Plea to inspire young people as part of Hostelling Scotland team

Plea to inspire young people as part of Hostelling Scotland team

08 February 2024

Scotland's leading youth hostel organisation is looking for new board members who can inspire young people to experience the country at its best.


ACTIVE OUTDOORS: Invertromie wildlife trail offers a return to nature near Kingussie

05 February 2024
ACTIVE OUTDOORS: Invertromie wildlife trail offers a return to nature near Kingussie

ACTIVE OUTDOORS: Invertromie wildlife trail offers a return to nature near Kingussie

05 February 2024

Visiting the fire-hit Lookout Hide at Insh Marshes nature reserve, John Davidson takes a winter wander along the fascinating Invertromie Trail


'Don't risk it!' – Warning as clear-up of storm damage in Highland forests continues

02 February 2024
'Don't risk it!' – Warning as clear-up of storm damage in Highland forests continues

'Don't risk it!' – Warning as clear-up of storm damage in Highland forests continues

02 February 2024

People are being urged not to risk their own safety by entering forests where storm damage is still being assessed and cleared.


Community links 'more important than profit' to Highland businesses, HIE report finds

31 January 2024
Community links 'more important than profit' to Highland businesses, HIE report finds

Community links 'more important than profit' to Highland businesses, HIE report finds

31 January 2024

Most businesses in the Highlands consider their links with the local community as either equal to or more important than their profitable growth.


Highland contractor RJ McLeod wins multimillion-pound award to upgrade north roads

25 January 2024
Highland contractor RJ McLeod wins multimillion-pound award to upgrade north roads

Highland contractor RJ McLeod wins multimillion-pound award to upgrade north roads

25 January 2024

Minor roads in the west Highlands that offer vital routes for local people as well as access to remote mountains and glens are to be improved.


Could Ben Wyvis be at heart of Scotland's newest national park?

24 January 2024
Could Ben Wyvis be at heart of Scotland's newest national park?

Could Ben Wyvis be at heart of Scotland's newest national park?

24 January 2024

Ben Wyvis is at the centre of a bid to become Scotland’s newest national park.


Your chance to have a say on Glen Affric and Loch Ness national park bid

23 January 2024
Your chance to have a say on Glen Affric and Loch Ness national park bid

Your chance to have a say on Glen Affric and Loch Ness national park bid

23 January 2024

A series of public events starting this week will outline the case for a new national park stretching through Glen Affric to Loch Ness.


Delay to Riverside Way cycle route in Inverness after gas pipe hit

18 January 2024
Delay to Riverside Way cycle route in Inverness after gas pipe hit

Delay to Riverside Way cycle route in Inverness after gas pipe hit

18 January 2024

Work on the Riverside Way active travel scheme in Inverness have been hit by delays after developers came across an old gas main.


ACTIVE OUTDOORS: Explore the forest trails where Strathpuffer bikers have a blast

15 January 2024
ACTIVE OUTDOORS: Explore the forest trails where Strathpuffer bikers have a blast

ACTIVE OUTDOORS: Explore the forest trails where Strathpuffer bikers have a blast

15 January 2024

John Davidson enjoys some rare winter sunshine on a family walk in a popular Highland forest


Stay clear of storm-damaged forests in Highlands, people warned

12 January 2024
Stay clear of storm-damaged forests in Highlands, people warned

Stay clear of storm-damaged forests in Highlands, people warned

12 January 2024

Walkers are being warned to avoid some forestry sites in the Highlands after paths and bridges are thought to have been damaged in recent storms.


Cameron McNeish to share his passion for outdoors at Inverness school

12 January 2024
Cameron McNeish to share his passion for outdoors at Inverness school

Cameron McNeish to share his passion for outdoors at Inverness school

12 January 2024

Author and TV presenter Cameron McNeish is hosting a talk about the great outdoors at an Inverness school next week.


The outdoors is best way to de-stress, National Trust for Scotland survey shows

06 January 2024
The outdoors is best way to de-stress, National Trust for Scotland survey shows

The outdoors is best way to de-stress, National Trust for Scotland survey shows

06 January 2024

Coastal walks are the most popular way to spend time outdoors in the Highlands, according to new research from the National Trust for Scotland.


Progress update to be given on Riverside Way cycle route in Inverness

04 January 2024
Progress update to be given on Riverside Way cycle route in Inverness

Progress update to be given on Riverside Way cycle route in Inverness

04 January 2024

An update on the Riverside Way cycle route in Inverness is to be shared at a public drop-in event later this month.


Active Outdoors events list for 2024

01 January 2024
Active Outdoors events list for 2024

Active Outdoors events list for 2024

01 January 2024

See what's on in 2024 with the Active Outdoors events list covering much of the Highlands and Islands, Moray and Aberdeenshire.


Support is available if you are suffering with anxiety, stress, low mood or depression, NHS 24 nurse says

01 January 2024
Support is available if you are suffering with anxiety, stress, low mood or depression, NHS 24 nurse says

Support is available if you are suffering with anxiety, stress, low mood or depression, NHS 24 nurse says

01 January 2024

People in the far north are being reminded that they can access national resources available to support their mental health over the holidays.


PICTURES: A year of adventures with Active Outdoors in 2023

25 December 2023
PICTURES: A year of adventures with Active Outdoors in 2023

PICTURES: A year of adventures with Active Outdoors in 2023

25 December 2023

John Davidson takes a look back at some memorable trips, from family outings to big days in the mountains


An Teallach project wins €60,000 to support long-term path and peatland works

20 December 2023
An Teallach project wins €60,000 to support long-term path and peatland works

An Teallach project wins €60,000 to support long-term path and peatland works

20 December 2023

A European funding package has secured essential conservation works on a popular Wester Ross mountain until at least 2025.


A9 crash appeal: Police seek dashcam footage of BMW and HGV involved in collision near Invergordon

19 December 2023
A9 crash appeal: Police seek dashcam footage of BMW and HGV involved in collision near Invergordon

A9 crash appeal: Police seek dashcam footage of BMW and HGV involved in collision near Invergordon

19 December 2023

A woman is in a critical condition and a man was left with serious injuries after a crash on the A9 near Invergordon on Tuesday.


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