Cairngorm Safaris Planned
They shoot walkers don't they?
Posted: 26 July 2000
Utter madness from The Scotsman, who have a breathtaking feature
on a plan to introduce safari-style holidays with a difference to the
Cairngorm area, they take up the story:
'The plan is to provide outdoor holidays on a safari basis, where
clients would trek to inaccessible parts of the Highlands using
ponies and porters in a manner more associated with the Himalayas, or
indeed the Raj. However, instead of merely observing the animals, as
is the custom on safari in Africa or while trekking in Nepal, they
would be permitted to hunt them.'
Fantastic stuff. You'll be heartened to learn that ponies will
carry vital supplies like port and champagne on the hill. Meanwhile
it's not entirely clear whether walkers and climbers will be classed
as part of the wild life.
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