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PICTURES: A year of adventures with Active Outdoors in 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

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.


ACTIVE OUTDOORS: Magic of the map is more of a pull than reindeer!

ACTIVE OUTDOORS: Magic of the map is more of a pull than reindeer!

ACTIVE OUTDOORS: Magic of the map is more of a pull than reindeer!

18 December 2023

A Christmas visit to the reindeer is bypassed for a walk through the forest, as John Davidson lets his son take over the navigating


Warning that winter in Highland mountains leaves 'little room for error'

Warning that winter in Highland mountains leaves 'little room for error'

Warning that winter in Highland mountains leaves 'little room for error'

13 December 2023

The Highlands can be transformed in winter, but people are being warned that conditions can leave little room for error in the hills.


ACTIVE OUTDOORS: Loch Ness run heads for the heart of darkness

ACTIVE OUTDOORS: Loch Ness run heads for the heart of darkness

ACTIVE OUTDOORS: Loch Ness run heads for the heart of darkness

11 December 2023

John Davidson takes to the trails on South Loch Ness-side with his headtorch as the light fades for a late afternoon winter run


ACTIVE OUTDOORS: Cuillin view is high point on walk at Plock of Kyle

ACTIVE OUTDOORS: Cuillin view is high point on walk at Plock of Kyle

ACTIVE OUTDOORS: Cuillin view is high point on walk at Plock of Kyle

04 December 2023

John Davidson spends some time at the end of the line and discovers the Plock of Kyle offers a superb vantage point to see the mighty Cuillin hills


British Alpinist Fay Manners hopes to be role model for young women in sport

British Alpinist Fay Manners hopes to be role model for young women in sport

British Alpinist Fay Manners hopes to be role model for young women in sport

01 December 2023

Internationally renowned UK climber Fay Manners told an audience in Aviemore that she wants to encourage young women to follow their passion for sport


Sleigh bells ringing for Inverness cycle campaign ride

Sleigh bells ringing for Inverness cycle campaign ride

Sleigh bells ringing for Inverness cycle campaign ride

30 November 2023

If you hear bells ringing this weekend, it is not Santa coming early – but it could be Kidical Mass cyclists who are planning a special festive ride.


PICTURES: Kayak and canoe rescue tips shared with RNLI Kessock crew

PICTURES: Kayak and canoe rescue tips shared with RNLI Kessock crew

PICTURES: Kayak and canoe rescue tips shared with RNLI Kessock crew

28 November 2023

Tips which could come in useful when rescuing and recovering kayakers and canoeists have been shared with RNLI Kessock's lifesaving crew.


ACTIVE OUTDOORS: On the high road above Glen Shiel

ACTIVE OUTDOORS: On the high road above Glen Shiel

ACTIVE OUTDOORS: On the high road above Glen Shiel

27 November 2023

A wet Munro mission in Kintail as John Davidson heads onto the South Glen Shiel Ridge with his head in the clouds


Your Highland garden can make the perfect nature reserve

Your Highland garden can make the perfect nature reserve

Your Highland garden can make the perfect nature reserve

26 November 2023

Making Space for Nature by Fiona MacLean


Scotland survey asks 'why do people have accidents in the mountains?'

Scotland survey asks 'why do people have accidents in the mountains?'

Scotland survey asks 'why do people have accidents in the mountains?'

25 November 2023

The new survey is aimed at helping to prevent incidents and save lives in the hills.


'Dreadful news' for the selfish etchers of Corrour Bothy

'Dreadful news' for the selfish etchers of Corrour Bothy

'Dreadful news' for the selfish etchers of Corrour Bothy

24 November 2023

Visitors are being urged to leave their mark in the correct way


Highland Cross smashes fundraising record after 'outstanding' effort

Highland Cross smashes fundraising record after 'outstanding' effort

Highland Cross smashes fundraising record after 'outstanding' effort

23 November 2023

Organisers of the annual Highland Cross challenge event have praised the outstanding efforts of teams after a record-breaking year for fundraising.


Five Highland women rewarded for getting others on their bikes

Five Highland women rewarded for getting others on their bikes

Five Highland women rewarded for getting others on their bikes

23 November 2023

Five Highland women are among the 100 most inspirational in cycling for 2023 according to Cycling UK.


SEPA's predictions suggest mixed picture on Highland bathing water quality for 2024 season

SEPA's predictions suggest mixed picture on Highland bathing water quality for 2024 season

SEPA's predictions suggest mixed picture on Highland bathing water quality for 2024 season

22 November 2023

The quality of bathing waters in the Highlands will see areas ranked from sufficient to excellent, according to forecasts issued by SEPA.


Canoeists warned of Caley Canal danger near Inverness

Canoeists warned of Caley Canal danger near Inverness

Canoeists warned of Caley Canal danger near Inverness

21 November 2023

A potentially fatal incident on the Caledonian Canal near Inverness leads to warning from Scottish Canoe Association.


WATCH: New Nairn charity makes waves to support key workers' mental health through paddling

WATCH: New Nairn charity makes waves to support key workers' mental health through paddling

WATCH: New Nairn charity makes waves to support key workers' mental health through paddling

20 November 2023

A new Nairn-based charity is on a mission to support people on the frontlines through watersports.


ACTIVE OUTDOORS: Looking into the abyss at Evanton's Black Rock Gorge and community wood

ACTIVE OUTDOORS: Looking into the abyss at Evanton's Black Rock Gorge and community wood

ACTIVE OUTDOORS: Looking into the abyss at Evanton's Black Rock Gorge and community wood

20 November 2023

John Davidson visits the community woodland in Evanton and takes a walk to visit the dramatic Black Rock Gorge


Leading female climber Fay Manners to give talk on award nominated film in Aviemore

Leading female climber Fay Manners to give talk on award nominated film in Aviemore

Leading female climber Fay Manners to give talk on award nominated film in Aviemore

20 November 2023

Sadly her climbing partner later lost her life in avalanche in Swiss Alps


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