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Scotland is prone to mild earthquakes. On December 26th 2006 the Borders town of Dumfries experienced a 10 seconds, 3.5 magnitude tremor at 10.45am. There appears to have occurred little damage.

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Scotland’s spectacular Black Grouse is under threat from maturing commercial forests which were planted between 1950 and 1980. The bird’s ideal landscape is a mix of heather moorland, rough grassland and open woodland or scrub. However, the maturing trees block the light to the forest floor thereby killing the foliage necessary for the bird to survive.

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Bag a Munro!

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A Munro is a mountain in Scotland with a height of 3000ft. ( 924 metres) or more. There are 284 qualifying peaks which stretch from Ben Lomond in the south to Ben Hope in Sutherland, a line which covers some of Britain’s most stunning scenery.

The eponymous peaks are named after Sir Hugh Munro (1856-1919) who founded and became President of The Scottish Mountaineering Club in 1889. In 1891 Sir Hugh published “Tables giving all Scottish mountains exceeding 3000 feet in height”.

Since 1902 more than 3500 people have climbed or “bagged” all the Munros.

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