Wind turbines

If it were possible to lift the Monadhliath and drop it in south or middle England, it would be a National Park, visited by tens of thousands of people every year. Unfortunately, these hills are in the wrong place: sandwiched between the Cairngorms, an actual National Park, and Loch Ness, a would-be World Heritage site. That is why it…

Mountain tracks

Labour is calling on the Scottish Government to improve the existing regulation of tracks on hills and mountains to prevent them spoiling the landscape. Following concerns raised by the John Muir Trust and the Mountaineering Council of Scotland, Labour has now lodged a motion in the Scottish Parliament, with the party’s environment spokeswoman Sarah Boyack describing “engineered…