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The great outdoors volunteers

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Every year, thousands of volunteers work behind the scenes in Scotland’s great outdoors. We speak to three.  Read more ›

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Outdoors spotlight on Ayrshire

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So close to the city of Glasgow yet so often overlooked, Ayrshire offers a surprising array of outdoors gems. Read more ›

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10 great winter activities in Scotland

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Don’t let the cold, snow or ice put you off an outdoors adventure this winter. Wrap up warm to make the most of these fun activities. Read more ›

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On a Rising Tide book extract

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Bottlenose dolphins – they are right on our doorstep – swimming and hunting in the Moray Firth. Read more ›

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A Vision of Rewilding

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With an often destructive land use regime and an absence of large predators, much of Scotland’s upland landscape is in an impoverished condition. No wonder there is now a growing appetite for rewilding, writes Richard Rowe. Read more ›

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How the outdoors boosts Skills for Life

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As a new Skills for Life programme is launched by the Outward Bound Trust we find out about the benefits for young people. Read more ›

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What kind of camper are you? 

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As camping increases in popularity, so does the spectrum of camping “styles”. We take a fun look at different types of campers. Read more ›

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Wildlife and what it means to John Lister-Kaye

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The prolific nature writer and founder of the renowned Aigas field studies centre talks to Scotland Outdoors. Read more ›

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Gordon Watson, new National Park chief, speaks to Scotland Outdoors

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We caught up with the new chief executive of Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park on his first week in the job.
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Life through the lens of Laurie Campbell

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A photographer who has had a huge impact on the way we see Scotland’s wildlife tells Arusa Qureshi his story. Read more ›

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Atlantic crossing draws near

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Arran sailor Sue Weaver prepares to battle pollution by undertaking the voyage of a lifetime. Read more ›

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For and against – new plans for camping bylaws

Your Park proposals to widen bylaws on camping bans.

Your Park includes proposals to widen bylaws on camping bans.

Read two sides of the argument over proposals to widen restrictions on wild camping in the Loch Lomond & the Trossachs National Park. Read more ›

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