Monthly Archives: May 2014

Valuable volunteers

The role of volunteers on our National Nature Reserves is a highly valuable one. Richard Carpenter and Liz Knowles are working at our Beinn Eighe Reserve in Wester Ross for three weeks and have agreed to give us a couple … Continue reading

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Species of the month

Atlantic salmon The salmon is one of the truly iconic species of Scotland, and its very presence in our waters is a source of considerable pride. Indeed Scotland is home to some of the finest salmon rivers in the world; set … Continue reading

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Farming and nature on Noss National Nature Reserve

Breaking news- the first Noss lambs were born on 16th May! Noss has been a sheep farm for hundreds of years, and is inhabited by sheep throughout the year; long after the wardens depart, their season’s work completed. At one … Continue reading

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Something for the weekend ? Nature festivals

Scotland’s Nature Festival starts on May 17 and runs for nine days. This year there are over 160 events which provide great opportunities for people to get up close to nature. We’ve organised the festival with our partners to celebrate … Continue reading

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Tirricks and scootie allans herald the return of summer

Katherine Snell and Craig Nisbet are SNH wardens working on the stunning island of Noss. Part of the Shetland Isles, the reserve is renowned as one of Europe’s finest wildlife sites. Its 180 metre-high sea cliffs come to life in … Continue reading

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Youth hostels and nature

You can enjoy some of Scotland’s favourite species and habitats from the network of Scottish youth hostels dotted around the country. With accommodation to suit all tastes, there is something for everyone. The editor of SYHA’s Hosteller magazine, Jane Mackie, … Continue reading

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