Monthly Archives: August 2016

A world of riches above and below Scotland’s seas

 A colourful catalogue showcasing the rich biodiversity in Scotland’s seas has just been published on our website. Illustrated with photos and maps, the intriguing catalogue describes Scotland’s 81 Priority Marine Features (PMFs). PMFs are the habitats and species considered to be … Continue reading

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Reflections

Ewen Cameron has spent four decades working with Scottish Natural Heritage and its forerunners. He retires in September and we asked him to reflect on his 40 years in the environment business. This September 2016 marks 40 years since I … Continue reading

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Beinn Eighe

Douglas Gibson works at our Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve.  Sometimes people stop him and ask “What do you actually DO on that reserve?  Wonder no more, here Douglas lifts the lid on some fairly typical activities. A visitor quite … Continue reading

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Growing up on the Isle of May

A busy breeding season on the Isle of May National Nature Reserve is all but over. Here Reserve Manager David Steel reflects on the season, and shares one or two charming pictures of the new batch of youngsters. My how … Continue reading

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Air rothair gu socair air Slighe Innse Gall….. Cycling the Hebridean Way slow time…..

‘S ann air latha geamhradail am meadhan a’ Mhàirt a ghabh am fear-rothair iomraiteach Mark Beaumont an dùbhlan os làimh gun siùbhladh e Slighe Innse Gall gu lèir an ceann 24 uairean a thìde. Da rèir fhèin bha an t-slighe, … Continue reading

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Surveying birds at sunrise

Tentsmuir NNR is lucky to have a fantastic team of enthusiastic and dedicated volunteers. Here, one of the group, Tom Ross tells us about his love of birds and his days out surveying on the Reserve. There are three surveys … Continue reading

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All you ever wanted to know about the pesky Scottish midge

You’re sitting outside on a warm summer evening, watching a beautiful sunset but as soon as the sun goes below the horizon you feel something crawling over your eyelid, it stops and suddenly it bites. Before you know it you’re … Continue reading

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