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Mapping human influences on the uplands and mountains of Scotland

As well as the natural history of the uplands and mountains, which I have provided some resources for on the blog before (see here ), working as an outdoor leader requires some knowledge of human activities and traces in the

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Posted in Mountain Training, Mountains, Scotland, Soils

Reading the Gaelic Landscape (Leughadh Aghaidh na Tire)

Reading the Gaelic Landscape. John Murray. 2014. Whittles Publishing. 232 p. Most of my walking and other outdoor activities are done in Scotland. I did some Scots Gaelic with the University of Glasgow in the mid-1990s while on the dole

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Posted in Book reviews, Geodiversity, Mountains

Printed material reviews (physical books, maps and pamphlets)

Books and maps. I’ve accumulated a worrying amount of them over the years and also reviewed books for The Palaeontological Association Newsletter and the Scottish Journal of Geology. So, here are my thoughts on some books, maps and other printed

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Posted in Book reviews, Books, Maps, Other printed matter
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