Monthly Archives: December 2014

Magical Creag Meagaidh

A National Nature Reserve since 1986 Creag Meagaidh straddles the west and east Highlands and is a popular summer visitor destination. With well-marked paths, picnic areas and a lively information shelter it has a lot to offer. A range of … Continue reading

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Nature’s soothing way

Zeshan Akhter is a Policy and Advice Officer in our Ecosystems and Biodiversity team. She works on the communications, health, and education strands of the Scottish Biodiversity Strategy. One focus for these strands is researching ways in which nature benefits … Continue reading

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News from St Cyrus National Nature Reserve

St Cyrus National Nature Reserve is dynamic and changeable at this time of year. With high seas and the North Esk in spate things can feel and look very dramatic. Reserve Manager Therese Alampo gives an update on what’s been … Continue reading

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Species of the month – wildcat

When is a wild cat a wildcat? There has been quite a lot in the press lately about the authenticity or otherwise of the Scottish wildcat. What is it that marks some animals out as the genuine article, separating them … Continue reading

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100,000 John Muir Awards achieved in Scotland

At the end of November, the John Muir Trust celebrated a landmark achievement when Sarah Oswald, a senior pupil from Balfron High School in Stirlingshire, became Scotland’s 100,000th John Muir Award recipient.  Here Toby Clark, the John Muir Trust’s John … Continue reading

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Location, location, location

Financially these can be challenging times. Office buildings in particular can be a big outgoing, and when various public sector buildings sit close to each other this can seem like a missed opportunity on several levels. It therefore makes good … Continue reading

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William Roy

Following the 1745 Jacobite Rebellion, Major General William Roy mapped Scotland in detail. His maps remain valuable in the present day as they form the basis of our Ancient Woodland Inventory of Scotland. Roy was a superb cartographer and his … Continue reading

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