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Waymarking - Dumbing Down the Mountain

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The debate about whether there should be waymarked routes up Scotland's mountains continues. BBC Radio Scotland and BBC TV Reporting Scotland both featured coverage of the debate today.

The Mountaineering Council of Scotland's Chief Officer David Gibson particpated in a radio debate with presenter Shareen Nanjiani and Iain MacWhirter of The Herald today on BBC Radio Scotland's Morning Extra programme.

Listen here: www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer . Discussion starts at around 30 minutes in.

David was also interviewed today by BBC TV's Reporting Scotland and we understand the piece will be televised this evening. The programme commences at 18:30 but will not be available to view on BBC i-Player.

Full report and discussion at The Mountaineering Council of Scotland website: Why is MCofS against waymarking of routes up Scottish mountains?


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26 Aug, 2009
Possibly a false alarm - they are now doing mental illness instead.
26 Aug, 2009
No, they definitely mentioned it as "later in the programme." You can listen to it live here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/playlive/bbc_radio_scotland_fm/ Mehmet
26 Aug, 2009
aye it's in the second half of the show... already sounds from their opener as if they're going to go with the elitism line...
26 Aug, 2009
That was the tone of the news item on earlier. No one spoke for the conservation, climatic and safety arguments. Just another resource to use until exhaustion.
26 Aug, 2009
that's them onto the topic now...
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