Archives for 2016

Scotland’s mountain paths get a serious overhaul

SCOTLAND’s National Parks mountain paths are being given a serious overhaul with more than 24km of paths having been restored this year and another 100km of repairs planned over the next three and a half years. With some of the most impressive landscapes, historic towns and unique wildlife, it’s no wonder that Scotland’s two National […]...

Helicopters used for conservation mission in the Cairngorms

HELICOPTERS were brought in this week to transport 130 tonnes of locally sourced material to repair iconic upland paths at remote locations on Mayar and Bachnagairn in the Angus Glens. Contractors stood ready to take on the challenge of building paths by hand at high altitude, as part of a conservation mission on a scale […]...

Training Project in Ireland Completes

COAT has been running an innovative new type of Training Scheme in the MacGillycuddy Reeks, County Kerry in Ireland over the winter.  The initiative has been carried out on behalf of South Kerry Development Company and has focused on training a mixture of local businesses, including hill farmer/landowners, a local mountain guide and unemployed people. […]...

COAT Training in MacGillycuddy’s Reeks

The second phase of Upland Path Training is now complete at MacGillycuddy Reeks in the Iveragh Peninsula, South Kerry.  This is consultancy work being done through COAT Trading Ltd, and is a first for Ireland.  The overarching objective is to training people from local businesses alongside unemployed people in order to create a skilled workforce […]...