Visitors to Scotland who like to climb its mountains will still have 282 Munros to do, despite one peak being officially removed from the list.
An independent survey by Welsh hill experts John Barnard, Graham Jackson and Myrddyn Phillips on behalf of the Munro Society last year found Beinn a'Chlaidheimh was 1.5 ft short of the crucial 3,000 ft mark.
It had previously been measured at 3,005 ft, but the Welsh group used GPS-based measurements with a far greater level of accuracy than the traditional aerial method used by the Ordnance Survey.
The Scottish Mountaineering Club - which determines the Munro list - has now finally confirmed the change, the second peak demoted by the work of the hill sleuths after Sgurr nan Ceannaichean in 2009.
However, those catching ferries from Larne to Troon
still have hundreds of peaks to aim for.
People approaching the Highlands from the west of Scotland may start with Ben Lomond, which is the southernmost Munro, in easy reach of Glasgow and fairly simple to climb.
Posted by Mark Robinson