Monthly Archives: October 2014

Tentsmuir NNR – an inspiration for artists and scientists

Today we hear from Tom Cunningham, our Reserve Manager at Tentsmuir National Nature Reserve. Having worked at Tentsmuir for 17 years, few people know the reserve as well as Tom. Here he updates us on the work of  the reserve’s 2013 Artist … Continue reading

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A dangerous combination: dusk, deer and driving

As the clocks turned back this weekend, few of us who enjoyed the hour of sleep we gained  will have thought about being plunged into darkness for our commute home on Monday. But those extra hours of darkness, coinciding with … Continue reading

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In the south of Scotland – where eagles dare

John Mathew Thompson was brought up in Penicuik, south of Edinburgh. As a youngster, he spent several days raptor watching with the great expert Derek Ratcliffe.   The news of improving prospects for golden eagles in the south of Scotland … Continue reading

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Species of the month – red deer

The roar of red deer stags across a Highland glen is one of the most evocative sounds of a Scottish autumn. For many of us who take to the hills at this time of year, hearing that wild sound and … Continue reading

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Back from the brink

Kelly Ann Dempsey, an Environmental Project Officer with Angus Council, has been working on rescuing north-east Scotland’s fragmented Small Blue butterfly population. Here she gives us an insight into what is entailed in this kind of work. The Small Blue … Continue reading

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Scotland’s Priority Marine Features – bottlenose dolphins

Priority Marine Features (PMFs) are species and habitats that we consider to be conservation priorities in Scottish waters. Our coasts and seas are home to around 8,000 animal and plant species. The PMF list is used to help target future … Continue reading

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Beautiful Scotland – a bird’s eye view

Regular readers of our blog might have noticed a recurring theme of nature and technology. So, when we saw freelance filmmaker John Duncan’s short film, Beautiful Scotland, a stunning product of this relationship, we asked John to say a few … Continue reading

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