Nevis Partnership looks for new programme manager

The Nevis Partnership is looking to recruit a new Programme Manager to implement their exciting Landscape Conservation Action Plan over the next five years. This follows a successful bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund, which saw the partnership awarded £1.85 million to help fund 18 separate projects in the Glen Nevis area. You can find…

An odd request – championing butterflies

As a councillor, I receive many requests to back particular campaigns or causes. However, the most unusual so far is to become a “Highlands Species Champion” – something councillors were asked to do at a recent Environment Committee. Some may think protecting wildlife shouldn’t be a priority for councillors, with so many other important issues…

Coronation Tea on Ben Nevis

Sunday 2nd June is the 60th Anniversary of the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. On Coronation Day news reached Britain, of the historic first ascent of Mount Everest by Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay. Closer to home Fort William Burgh Councillors climbed Ben Nevis to present their Loyal Greeting from the “highest level” via a…

Protecting our wild land

For those of us who live in the Highlands, one of the greatest things we cherish is the stunning landscape that surrounds us. We know that visitors from across the world travel to Lochaber to experience this diverse landscape. Unlike many other countries, that special landscape and in particular the wildest places remain unprotected from…