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Scottish Hill Tracks on Radio Scotland

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ScotWays is very pleased that this weekend's Out Of Doors on Radio Scotland included a piece about the new edition of Scottish Hill Tracks.

Peter Mackay, one of the co-ordinating editors, went for a walk along the Firmounth with Radio Scotland's Helen Needham. On their way they discussed both the history of the route and the history of our book. Helen, obviously a fan, said "Scottish Hill Tracks for me has been a really important book, it's an enticing book because it's full of promise".

The programme is available through the BBC's iPlayer until early on Saturday 4th February: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b01bb723/Out_of_Doors_28_01_2012/

The whole programme is well worth a listen, but if you're short of time the Scottish Hill Tracks feature is between 1:02 and 1:09.

If you'd like to see what all the fuss is about, you can buy Scottish Hill Tracks through our website. Don't forget that if you're a ScotWays member, you can buy the book at a reduced rate.

The walk over the Firmounth is just one of the 344 routes described in Scottish Hill Tracks. For a little more detail on the history of the route, visit the Firmounth page on the Heritage Paths website - http://www.heritagepaths.co.uk/pathdetails.php?path=126.

New download - Walks round St Andrews

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A Leaflet produced by St Andrews & NE Fife Ramblers withs details of 10 walks round St Andrews

"Many of the walks can be combined to make longer varied walking options.
In addition, there are many visitor attractions on the routes e.g. St Andrews Castle,
Golf Museum, St Andrews Museum, Preservation Trust Museum,
St Andrews University Museum, Botanic Gardens, Craigtoun Park."

http://www.scotways.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=45&Itemid=64

Scottish Hill Tracks 2012 is here!

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NEWS FLASH!

ScotWays is very pleased to report that our new book Scottish Hill Tracks has arrived in our online shop:
http://www.scotways.com/index.php?page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypage.tpl&product_id=94&category_id=6&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=59

Priced at a very reasonable £18 (plus £1 p&p), this fifth edition of the popular hillwalking classic has been completely revised and resurveyed, and includes new maps and colour photographs. A special discount is available to ScotWays members - £15 (plus £1 p&p).

Letters will be going out to all our contributors imminently, however we would like to take this opportunity to thank again here the fantastic team of volunteers who made this fifth edition possible.







Christmas and New Year at ScotWays

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The ScotWays office will close on Friday 23rd December 2011, and reopen on Wednesday 4th January 2012.

General rights of way and access enquiries: We are working really hard to answer as many enquiries as possible before Christmas, but unfortunately as we are short-staffed at present some of you may have to wait until the New Year to receive a response.

Rights of way searches for solicitors, land managers and developers: We are currently meeting our target of responding to all rights of way search requests within 5 working days of receiving them in our office, unless another deadline has been agreed. As our office will be closed between Christmas and New Year, search requests received after 16th December may not be completed until early in the New Year. If your search request is urgent, please contact us to discuss when we will be able to complete it.

Office volunteers: The office will be closed between Christmas and New Year, so please don't come into the office that week! We look forward to seeing you in the New Year.


Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from all at ScotWays

Christmas and New Year at ScotWays

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The ScotWays office will close on Friday 23rd December 2011, and reopen on Wednesday 4th January 2012.

General rights of way and access enquiries: We are working really hard to answer as many enquiries as possible before Christmas, but unfortunately as we are short-staffed at present some of you may have to wait until the New Year to receive a response.

Rights of way searches for solicitors, land managers and developers: We are currently meeting our target of responding to all rights of way search requests within 5 working days of receiving them in our office, unless another deadline has been agreed. As our office will be closed between Christmas and New Year, search requests received after 16th December may not be completed until early in the New Year. If your search request is urgent, please contact us to discuss when we will be able to complete it.

Office volunteers: The office will be closed between Christmas and New Year, so please don't come into the office that week! We look forward to seeing you in the New Year.


Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from all at ScotWays

ScotWays Christmas Cards available now!

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Our 2011 Christmas cards are now on sale. We have three new designs this year; Paps of Jura from Kilmory, Knapdale by Jo and Richard Doake, Carn Mor Dearg Arete by Alan MacQuarrie and View from Summit of Meall Ghaordaidh, Perthshire by Jim Crosthwaite. The fourth design, Corrour Station from Loch Ossian by Jim Crosthwaite, was first published last year. It was so popular with our members and friends we sold out very quickly and lots of people were left disappointed. We don't like to disappoint people, so we decided to print it again and give everyone a second chance to enjoy this fantastic image!

**STOP PRESS** We have now sold out of Paps of Jura, Corrour Station and Carn Mor Dearg Arete. We do still have stock of Meall Ghaordaidh, but they are going fast too so get your order in quick!

The Christmas cards are available to buy from our online shop: http://www.scotways.com/index.php?page=shop.browse&category_id=13&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=59. Alternatively, you can send a cheque, made payable to ScotWays, to our office at 24 Annandale Street, Edinburgh. Please remember to add a flat rate of £1 per order to help cover postage and packing.  

If you want to avoid the postage and packing charge, why not pop into our office on Annandale Street? Do give us a ring to let us know you are coming though, so we can make sure there is someone here to let you in!