Monthly Archives: August 2014

A disgrace – and a challenge to youth groups

Have a look at this picture. That was part of the ‘haul’ of rubbish found at Corrour Bothy recently. Part – not all. Just part. There isn’t usually this much rubbish, but this was exceptional in more ways than just … Continue reading

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Cairngorms August 11 flood round-up

Just spent the weekend up at Bob Scott’s Bothy and touring the area to see what damage has been done by Monday’s flood (August 11th). Started off on Saturday morning fording the Derry Burn, where the bridge has been swept … Continue reading

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Rockfall puts Goat Track path in Coire an t-Sneachda out of bounds

  A large area of rock fall caused by Monday’s torrential rain has left a popular Cairngorm footpath in an unstable and dangerous state. Slabs from the cliffs above the Goat Track path in Coire an t-Sneachda – one of … Continue reading

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Derry Burn footbridge washed away – and other flood damage

As of the morning of August 11th the footbridge across the Derry Burn beside Derry Lodge is no more. Torrential rain through the night and into the morning lifted the wooden bridge from its foundations and washed the remains a … Continue reading

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