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A 16-year-old Scottish filmmaker has followed in the footsteps of John Muir, creating a short film on the wild places found along the John Muir Way.

Zeki Basan, from Speyside, walked and cycled all 134 miles of the John Muir Way - which stretches from Helensburgh in the west to Muir’s birthplace in Dunbar on the east coast - documenting his experience in a short film to inspire others to make the journey and embrace the natural environment around them.

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A major project to transform a landfill and recycling site into a community woodland in Glasgow received a £380,000 funding boost today.

The investment will complete phase two of the woodland project, creating a network of pathways around the site at Greenoakhill.

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Local people in Craigneuk and Wishaw have given their overwhelming support to a proposal to build a bike pump track as part of plans which are gearing up to create a new recreational facility near to ‘The Venny’ (Glencassels Community Development Project). 

Over 100 people completed a questionnaire about the project and 70% of respondents were extremely positive about the idea, saying it was “absolutely brilliant”, whilst another 39 people also gave signatures of support at the consultations.

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