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The great appeal of a colourful, informative and inspiring talk event continues to attract much demand. Recent talks have incuded receptive audiences in organisations as varied as National Trust for Scotland local Member Centres, Probus and Rotary Clubs, climbng and walking clubs, The Saltire Society, an SWRI, a Windfarm Campaign Group, and in a Retirement Village.

Forthcoming talks...

Picking up on the comments made in the second and subsequent print-runs of Ribbon of Wildness on the subject of Windfarms on the Watershed, a growing file on the subject is now being collated. Any contributions of information about these, at whatever stage of development or construction, would be much appreciated.

The picture, below, shows an innocuous enough device on the moor. But do...

The eagerly awaited third book in the series is due to be published on or about Friday 11th October. This will mark a big milestone in what has been an immense collaborative effort. Over fifty tallented and generous photogrpahers from all over Scotland, including the northern Isles, kindly provided the majority of the photographs which will appear on Nature`s Peace: The Watershed...

Auchlochan Retirement Village in Lesmahagow, Lanarkshire, is the setting for a new style of Watershed talk - not only will there be an audience in the Douglas Suite hall, but the presentation will also be `broadcast` on the CCTV system, bringing it into every one of the homes in the community. So the talk on the evening of Tuesday 20th August, which will be number 130 in...

Ribbon of Wildness is, once again, sold out, and there are no copies left in the warehouse. So time to have it re-printed, yet again. This is a very good sign, as it shows that this highly original book is still very much in demand.

On a recent visit to the National Library of Scotland in Edinburgh, Ribbon of Wildness was on full display in the shop. The John Muir Trust`s new Wild...

It must have been with a great sense of anticipation that a lone figure made his way northwards along the cliff-top to Duncansby Head on the evening of Monday 22nd July. He had set off from Peel Fell on the English border on 29th May, and with only a few breaks for re-stocking food and supplies, had walked for 56 days, covering over 1,160km, and experienced both the landform and landscapes of...

Chris Townsend Has Reached The Fannichs

Loch Calavie with Ben Dronaig to the left. West of the head of Loch Monar

Just imagine having this view when you open your tent in the morning! Panorama for breakfast . . . 

Here it is right on the Watershed. South Glenshiel Ridge (photo: Marie Lainton)

 

One of the delightful tricks of Nature - a cloud inversion . . .