Monthly Archives: August 2014

Species of the month – Manx shearwater

Andy Douse is Scottish Natural Heritage’s senior ornithologist. He has recently been working on Rum National Nature Reserve counting and observing the Manx shearwater colony. Here he tells us what that work involved.   Despite the fact that it was … Continue reading

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Aberdeen reds

One of our most popular posts on the SNH facebook page recently was a story highlighting how Aberdeen residents were thrilled to see red squirrels make a comeback to the city. It shows the affection that is widespread across Scotland for … Continue reading

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Satellite tagging

Using tracking devices to find out more about our natural heritage is an increasingly popular and important approach. In Scotland a range of projects using this technology look set to further improve our knowledge of species that would otherwise be … Continue reading

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Creag Meagaidh update

From the wild and windswept mountain plateau to a woodland that’s slowly finding its feet again, Creag Meagaidh feels like the Highlands compressed into one nature reserve. Rare mountain plants like woolly willow and Highland saxifrage battle against the elements, … Continue reading

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News from St Cyrus

Therese Alampo is the Reserve Manager at St Cyrus National Nature Reserve. In today’s blogpost she looks at the links being forged between National Nature Reserves and education. Scotland’s National Nature Reserves (NNRs) are selected as the best examples of … Continue reading

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Heading for the hills ?

Taking a walk in the Scottish hills is one of life’s great pleasures for many of us. But we’d like to give you a friendly reminder that with the some of the best public access laws in the world in … Continue reading

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The Tay Landscape Partnership

The Tay Landscape Partnership was the brainchild of David Strachan and Paul McLennan, managers for Perth and Kinross Heritage and Countryside Trusts respectively.  An application to the Heritage Lottery Fund to support 28 projects was successful in 2013 and by … Continue reading

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Arrivals and departures

Craig Nisbet is one of the seasonal rangers working on our Noss National Nature Reserve in Shetland. Today his blog post looks back on July, a particularly active month for the seabird colonies on Noss. Already he has had to … Continue reading

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A Scots-Orcadian take on Eynhallow

Our guest blogger today is Dr. Simon Hall, who has provided a posting written in Orcadian/Scots. Simon works as a teacher in Orkney and is currently seconded to Education Scotland as Scots Language Coordinator. His piece focuses on the marine … Continue reading

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News from St Cyrus National Nature Reserve

Therese Alampo is Reserve Manager at St Cyrus National Nature Reserve. Here she provides an update on what has been happening on this popular reserve which lies four miles north of Montrose off the A92. I actually don’t know where … Continue reading

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