Outdoor News

Hutchison Hut | Renovation work is under way on the Hutchison Memorial Hut in the Cairngorms. The Mountaineering Council of Scotland reported that the hut will be temporarily closed from August 31, 2012, and is not expected to re-open until September 16, although that date may depend on how the project progresses. For a report and photos on progress to date, visit Neil Reid’s excellent Cairngorm Wanderer blog.

Sandwood Bay | Another phase of repair work to the Sandwood Bay access path has just been completed by contractors working for landowner the John Muir Trust. The latest upgrade concentrated on a 450 metre stretch of trail which runs along the edge of Loch a’ Mhuilin. For a full report and photos visit the John Muir Trust site.

 

Reindeer Man

Once-extinct sea eagles and beavers have both been returned to the Scottish countryside in recent years. However, the reintroduction of previously native species is nothing new. The mountains of the Cairngorms bear witness to this for they have been home to Britain’s only free-ranging reindeer herd for over 50 years. Read more…