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Golden Eagle Walk

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This year RSPB Scotland and the North Harris Trust are working in partnership to provide a Golden Eagle walk every Wednesday from April to September. The walk will take you up the track from Bogha Glas carpark (Bowglas) through Glen Vigidale and on to the summit of Tom Ruisg. In 2012 there was 100% success rate of seeing eagles on these walks.

These walks will be lead alternately by the North Harris Ranger Service and RSPB Scotland.

Meet: Bogha Glas car park (NB 186 115) 10:00 am

Duration: 3.5 hours, 4.5 miles

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Golden Eagle Walk

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This year RSPB Scotland and the North Harris Trust are working in partnership to provide a Golden Eagle walk every Wednesday from April to September. The walk will take you up the track from Bogha Glas carpark (Bowglas) through Glen Vigidale and on to the summit of Tom Ruisg. In 2012 there was 100% success rate of seeing eagles on these walks.

These walks will be lead alternately by the North Harris Ranger Service and RSPB Scotland.

Meet: Bogha Glas car park (NB 186 115) 10:00 am

Duration: 3.5 hours, 4.5 miles

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Mountain Festival 2013 Update!

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Preparations are now well underway for this year’s Mountain Festival which will take place between 14th-21st September. Confirmed events this year so far include, Guided mountain walks, Talks by guest speakers, Outdoor sports taster sessions, Photography workshops, Film nights, Golden eagle walks, Live music, a Hill Race and the much anticipated Raft Race which will take place at East Loch Tarbert on the 14th Sept at 3pm. Race rules and regulations are as follows so get building!!  Rules and Regulations 2013

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Maraig in the mist

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The Feasibility Study for a hydro scheme on the river at Maraig is underway. It’s taken over six months since the original enquiry, but after pulling together three other community groups and sourcing funding from Community Energy Scotland and Leader – we are finally on our way.

On a misty Friday morning, three engineers braved the midges and headed out to walk the river. Highland Eco Design won a tender to review four potential community hydro schemes. After visiting Swordale, Galson and Gress, they “saved the best to last”. We haven’t had any serious rain for weeks. I thought this would be a bad thing – they said no -it’s exactly what we need to see. The level of the river they saw was the level that SEPA will insist is retained as a minimum throughout the year.

We walked from the Scottish Water weir down to the shore then back up to walk another tributary. It’s clear that there are a number of options for a scheme. There is one big constraint though -SSE will only allow a 50kW generator onto the grid. Until the interconnector goes under the sea to Ullapool – which will be a few years away yet – 50kW is where it’s at. So the dilemma is whether to design a 50kW scheme now or to build a bigger scheme and constrain it to 50kW until the new cable is in place. If we build a 50kW scheme, do we build it on a smaller tributary, keeping the bigger stream clear for future or do we use the best stream and get the best output now? So many questions – and three engineers to think about it – one already has his thinking cap on!

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Golden Eagle Walk

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This year RSPB Scotland and the North Harris Trust are working in partnership to provide a Golden Eagle walk every Wednesday from April to September. The walk will take you up the track from Bogha Glas carpark (Bowglas) through Glen Vigidale and on to the summit of Tom Ruisg. In 2012 there was 100% success rate of seeing eagles on these walks.

These walks will be lead alternately by the North Harris Ranger Service and RSPB Scotland.

Meet: Bogha Glas car park (NB 186 115) 10:00 am

Duration: 3.5 hours, 4.5 miles

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Redevelopment at Huisinis

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As well as making a donation towards the running costs of the toilet, one recent visitor was good enough to leave us some feedback on our redevelopment plans.

Thank you for this toilet which we have appreciated greatly over the years. But please don’t improve it too much or increase the parking. We come to Harris for many things; the beauty, the wilderness, the freedom and the solitude. We love your beautiful island and tread carefully but recently have begun to feel restricted and confined. Please don’t rope us off & herd us together too much. Remember we the tourists come for freedom and solitude. Please don’t take it away from us with notices prohibiting access and overnight parking unless absolutely necessary. The wild, open spaces, just as they are, are almost unique to Harris. They don’t need improvement.

The note highlights what attracts people to Harris and highlights what we need to protect. Unfortunately there are some less-responsible visitors that will drive their vehicles on the machair, will empty their campervan tanks in the toilet and will stack their rubbish up on the floor for the seagulls to spread around. Somehow we have to find a balance between improving facilities, making it easy for people to act responsibly without taking away from what everyone comes to see. We are working closely with SNH on this project and welcome all feedback.

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Golden Eagle Walk

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This year RSPB Scotland and the North Harris Trust are working in partnership to provide a Golden Eagle walk every Wednesday from April to September. The walk will take you up the track from Bogha Glas carpark (Bowglas) through Glen Vigidale and on to the summit of Tom Ruisg. In 2012 there was 100% success rate of seeing eagles on these walks.

These walks will be lead alternately by the North Harris Ranger Service and RSPB Scotland.

Meet: Bogha Glas car park (NB 186 115) 10:00 am

Duration: 3.5 hours, 4.5 miles

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Golden Eagle Walk

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This year RSPB Scotland and the North Harris Trust are working in partnership to provide a Golden Eagle walk every Wednesday from April to September. The walk will take you up the track from Bogha Glas carpark (Bowglas) through Glen Vigidale and on to the summit of Tom Ruisg. In 2012 there was 100% success rate of seeing eagles on these walks.

These walks will be lead alternately by the North Harris Ranger Service and RSPB Scotland.

Meet: Bogha Glas car park (NB 186 115) 10:00 am

Duration: 3.5 hours, 4.5 miles

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Golden Eagle Walk

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This year RSPB Scotland and the North Harris Trust are working in partnership to provide a Golden Eagle walk every Wednesday from April to September. The walk will take you up the track from Bogha Glas carpark (Bowglas) through Glen Vigidale and on to the summit of Tom Ruisg. In 2012 there was 100% success rate of seeing eagles on these walks.

These walks will be lead alternately by the North Harris Ranger Service and RSPB Scotland.

Meet: Bogha Glas car park (NB 186 115) 10:00 am

Duration: 3.5 hours, 4.5 miles

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Golden Eagle Walk

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This year RSPB Scotland and the North Harris Trust are working in partnership to provide a Golden Eagle walk every Wednesday from April to September. The walk will take you up the track from Bogha Glas carpark (Bowglas) through Glen Vigidale and on to the summit of Tom Ruisg. In 2012 there was 100% success rate of seeing eagles on these walks.

These walks will be lead alternately by the North Harris Ranger Service and RSPB Scotland.

Meet: Bogha Glas car park (NB 186 115) 10:00 am

Duration: 3.5 hours, 4.5 miles

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