Category Archives: Access

25 years back along the paths

Ron McCraw takes us on a whistle stop tour of path management over the last quarter century. Ron worked for SNH for 18 years in a range of roles including Access Projects Manager. In 1992 I was Countryside Access Officer … Continue reading

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George learns how to be Sheep Wise

My name is George and as VisitScotland’s Ambassadog, it’s my job to show everyone (dogs and humans) the great places you can visit and explore on a day out in Scotland. In this blog I investigate what being ‘Sheep Wise’ … Continue reading

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Play for Scotland this weekend and take care of your trails

Mountain bikers from all over Europe will be out in force volunteering their time to take care of their trails this weekend, Saturday 1 & Sunday 2 April. The driving force behind this international competition is Graeme McLean, project manager … Continue reading

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Helping us get outdoors with good design

Scotland has some of the best outdoor access legislation in the world – but those who own or manage the land sometimes need advice and support on how to make sure we can all best access Scotland’s wonderful countryside. That’s … Continue reading

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Blue’s autumn adventures

Join Blue, our first dog blogger, out and about in the Scottish countryside. My name is Blue and I stay near Loch Ness which is a beautiful part of Scotland.  I am an older rescue dog, and my family have … Continue reading

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Developing Mountain Biking in Scotland

How do you help someone to take the leap from thinking that, maybe they’d like to start cycling, to actually sitting on a saddle and pedalling? Surveys often tell us that people mulling over that leap would be happier taking … Continue reading

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Glasdrum’s ancient woodland

Continuing our series on Argyll’s National Nature Reserves, we focus on an ancient wood near Oban. Overlooking a sea loch, ash and oak trees dominate the wood, with trunks softened by a thick coat of mosses and lichens which drip … Continue reading

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