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Students swap Grenada for north
Cairngorms
The students will visit Cairngorms National Park
Eco-tourism students have decided against travelling to the Caribbean for their annual field trip and opted for the Cairngorms instead.

The Portsmouth University postgraduates were worried about the environmental harm of flying to Grenada.

They will visit Cairngorms National Park and the RSPB's osprey centre at Loch Garten.

Course director Dr Victoria Edwards said: "They have clearly learned something during their year with us."

The students' decision has also been welcomed by VisitScotland.

Sandy Dear said "VisitScotland congratulates the eco-tourism students who chose Scotland over Grenada in order to minimise their carbon emissions."


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