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4 Apr 2014 09:30 • Ross Brannigan

Acceptance should be at the heart of any view on breastfeeding in public

Thousands of mothers across Britain took part in demonstrations last month in support of a woman’s right to breastfeed in public, after one woman was labelled a “tramp” for doing so.

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7 Mar 2014 09:30 • Ross Brannigan

Ross Brannigan on the importance of young people exercising their DUTY to vote

Turnout for young people in the 2010 General Election was terrible. Just 44% of people aged 18-24 bothered to cast their vote.

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7 Mar 2014 09:30 • Ruth Taylor

Ruth Taylor on the benefits of volunteering

I wrote a piece for the Alloa Advertiser on the Royal Voluntary Service when I was on work experience with the paper in late 2013.

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28 Feb 2014 09:30 • Ross Brannigan

Ross Brannigan: PMQs Democracy in Action Or Televised Playground?

House of Commons speaker John Bercow has taken up the position of a nursery-school teacher, as he attempts to beat back the beastly boys and girls shouting and screaming over one another during the half-hour session of comedy that is Prime Minister's Questions.

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17 Feb 2014 09:30 • Ross Brannigan

Onwards and Upwards: Make a February resolution in Clackmannanshire's great outdoors

Community blogger Ross Brannigan from Tillicoultry tells us about hillwalking in the Ochils

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7 Feb 2014 15:30 • Animal Rescue

Our new community blog with Lorraine Gow from the SSPCA in Fishcross

Working with wildlife at the SSPCA’s rescue centre here at Fishcross gives us a unique insight into the passing seasons from nature’s perspective.

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4 Jan 2011 09:30 • The Big Climb

Finding the hill is the toughest part!

As I have written before sometimes finding the start of a walk is harder than doing it as I found with this one.

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4 Nov 2010 09:30 • The Big Climb

Bonny Buachaille Etive Mor

IT was a case of one eye on the temperature gauge and the other one on the lookout for suicidal Roe deer

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Updated: 9 Sep 2010 09:27 • The Big Climb

Seven Munroes on the South Shiel Ridge (again!)

As I drove past some of Scotland's giants slumbering in bluish dusky silhouette, Ben Vorlic, Ben More then Ben Dorian felt like old friends.

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Updated: 18 Aug 2010 10:52 • The Big Climb

The hills of Lochnagar

Some 20 odd years ago we skated on a frozen Loch Muick so I was really looking forward to revisiting this area again.

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Updated: 3 Aug 2010 12:42 • The Big Climb

Kenny tackles Schiehallion

Schiehallion is probably one of Scotland's most famous mountains - in fact it was used in an experiment in 1774 to measure the mass of the earth.

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Updated: 27 Jul 2010 12:50 • The Big Climb

Beinn Narnain and Beinn Ime by Arrochar

The path you're following has concrete bases every so often left over from a hydro project, it looks like you're about to walk into a large rock but trust me just go straight over and keep going.

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26 Jul 2010 10:15 • The Big Climb

Beinn Narnain and Beinn Ime by Arrochar

The path you're following has concrete bases every so often left over from a hydro project, it looks like you're about to walk into a large rock but trust me just go straight over and keep going.

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Updated: 23 Jun 2010 11:59 • The Big Climb

Ben Vane by Loch Lomond

This may be one of the smallest Munros but it has a great wee climb with a well defined path up and down from the summit.

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Updated: 23 Jun 2010 09:21 • The Big Climb

Five Munros at Glen Ey

This is a mammoth walk and not one for the faint hearted, this walk takes in Carn Bhac, Beinn Iutharn Mhor, Carn an Righ, Glas Tulaichean and An Socach.

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Updated: 12 Apr 2010 16:32 • The Big Climb

Reaching 50 is no bad thing

According to my Munro book Ben Challum is a dull walk! I disagree - there's a false summit, a lovely ridge walk and fantastic views of the better known hills in the area.

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Updated: 12 Mar 2010 09:44 • The Big Climb

Ben Vorlich Loch Lomond

This is a steep and lung busting ascent, bringing you out on the south ridge of Ben Vorlich but with great views across to Loch Long.

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Updated: 19 Feb 2010 14:07 • The Big Climb

Meall nan Tarmachan

The views we got were amazing with Ben Lawers and its three sisters one way and a clear view along the ridge.

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Updated: 10 Feb 2010 16:11 • The Big Climb

Kenny blogs on climbing snowy Beinn Chabhair

This is a hard ridge with peaks and troughs with the last section gaining height in a very short distance and challenging trekking, ice axe and crampons a must.

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Updated: 29 Dec 2009 11:09 • The Big Climb

On the ridge and in the snow

Cruach Ardrain is a very craggy 'Y'-shaped mountain with two parallel long ridges running NW towards Crianlarich.

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