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Glas Allt Sheil refurbishment completed

After a third weekend work party, MBA members have completed a major refurbishment of Glas Allt Sheil bothy near the western end of Loch Muick. A good turnout of volunteers at the final work party at the weekend there included … Continue reading

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Going beyond the Secret Howff

Anyone who has been to the Secret Howff, and many who have just heard of it, will know the name Ashie Brebner. The last remaining builder of the legendary howff, Ashie has finally decided to tell his story. Published by … Continue reading

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Derry Dam bridge closed

Mar Lodge Estate announced on Facebook today that the metal footbridge at Derry Dam in Glen Derry (NO 039958) is closed due to flood damage. There are no further details at the moment but it’s likely that the problem lies … Continue reading

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Braemar Mountain Festival

This blog doesn’t often get down out of the hills, but it’s not stretching the remit too far to give a plug for the first ever Braemar Mountain Festival which is due to happen on the weekend of 3-5 March. … Continue reading

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Cairngorm National Park recognition for bothies

The skill, hard work and dedication of many Cairngorm bothy volunteers was recognised at the Cairngorms National Park Design Awards this week. Three of the area’s bothies, all renovated since the last design awards in the Park, were nominated. Although … Continue reading

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Derry bridge here to stay – and a new bridge for the Quoich

Last year’s ‘temporary’ bridge over the Derry Burn, near Derry Lodge, has now become permanent. And a new footpath is to be developed going around – rather than across – the Derry Flats. ScotWays, the Scottish Rights of Way and … Continue reading

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Crystals on show at Braemar Castle

If you’ve ever wondered what a Cairngorm crystal looks like in the flesh – so to speak – there’s a display of the raw and finished stones at Braemar Castle this season. Roy Starkey, author of  Crystal Mountains (reviewed here) … Continue reading

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