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World's Leading Green Tour Operator Wilderness Scotland named World’s Leading Green Tour Operator 2014

Posted on Dec 08, 2014 by Rupert Shanks

Director, Myles Farnbank talks about the Wilderness drive and commitment to sustainable operation and Stuart Brooks, CEO of the John Muir Trust, shares some insight into how adventure travel can work alongside wild land conservation. We’re over the moon to announce that we have been awarded World’s Leading Green Tour Operator in the ‘Oscars’ of […]

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Folklore of Scotland’s Plantlife: Scottish Medicinal Plants

Posted on Dec 05, 2014 by Myles Farnbank

Folklore of Scotland's Plantlife- Scottish Medicinal Plants

Discover the medicinal properties of Scotland’s most iconic plants. In the third in the series of blogs on the folklore of Scotland’s wildlife, Director of Training, Myles Farnbank explores the traditional uses of three common and well-known Scottish native plants. Check out earlier articles here: Folkore of Scotland’s Wildlife Folklore of Scotland’s Trees     […]

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The Wolfpack and I: An insight into nature’s role for the Wolf

Posted on Oct 29, 2014 by Eilid Ormiston

The Wolfpack and I: One Guide's insight into nature's role for the Wolf

Sliding down into my sleeping bag,  I reach for the head torch and press it off. Silence follows darkness, my eyelids lower and then it comes… A sound that slows your heart beat, forces you to control your breathing and strain to pay attention; heightens your senses. A sound both beautiful and demanding. The howl […]

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Wilderness Scotland nominated for ‘World’s Leading Green Tour Operator’!

Posted on Sep 26, 2014 by Rupert Shanks

  We are delighted to announce that we have been nominated as “World’s Leading Green Tour Operator 2014′ by the World Travel Awards. This prestigious award serves to acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all sectors of the global travel and tourism industry. We were hugely honoured to have won this award in 2007 and hope that […]

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The Big Debate: Should we Reintroduce Wild Species?

Posted on Apr 17, 2014 by Jonathan Willet

The subject of species re-introductions is one that arouses polarised opinions. You seldom meet people who sit on the fence about it. The contentious issue of wolves in Scotland is a topic that keeps re-surfacing. Wildlife expert and Wilderness Guide Jonathan Willet shares his insight into the main arguments for and against wild species re-introduction […]

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Folkore of Scotland’s Wildlife: Behind the ‘Big 5’

Posted on Apr 14, 2014 by Myles Farnbank

2013 was the Year of Natural Scotland and involved a campaign from Visit Scotland to get everyone talking about Scotland’s iconic wildlife and decide our own ‘Big 5′ animals. Director of Training at Wilderness Scotland, Myles Farnbank shares some of the history and folklore behind these wonderful creatures that has been built up in Scotland […]

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Success! John Muir Trust Conservation award

Posted on Apr 11, 2014 by Rupert Shanks

Great news from the John Muir Trust – their recent campaign to win £24,000 to enable conservation work on the Bla Bheinn path on Skye has been successful! The competition was being run by the European Outdoor Conservation Association and the John Muir Trust were nominated by outdoor company Berghaus. After a series of voting […]

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