Monthly Archives: December 2016

Season’s Greetings and a Happy New Year – Beannachdan na Ràithe agus Bliadhna Mhath Ùr

Nature provides us with fresh water, food, fuel and clean air. Nature also adds to our enjoyment and wellbeing and is vital for a healthy and resilient economy. Why not make a resolution for 2017 to go out more and … Continue reading

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Scotch whisky industry – committed to sustainability

Morag Garden, head of sustainability and innovation at the Scotch Whisky Association, explains how this famous industry is working hard to ensure a sustainable product now and in the future. Scotch whisky is very much a product of its natural … Continue reading

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The shark not to be forgotten

Sometimes the strangest things are right on our doorstep. Neil Buchanan of the Bearsden Shark Group tells us about community efforts to celebrate and promote awareness of a local marvel of international importance. The Glasgow suburb of Bearsden is known … Continue reading

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Wool and wildflowers

The connection isn’t obvious but Claire Bennett, Scotland Partnership Manager of Grow Wild, has found a creative avenue to indulge both of her passions. I am a crochet artist making wearables and botanic-inspired pieces and for the recent Wool Week … Continue reading

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John Muir Award growing by 15% a year in Scottish schools

As the John Muir Trust celebrates another successful year in Scotland, Toby Clark, John Muir Award Scotland Manager, takes a closer look at what is being achieved in Scotland’s schools. The John Muir Award encourages people from all backgrounds to … Continue reading

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Woodland restructuring – creating natural woodlands at Beinn Eighe NNR

As the wildlife at Beinn Eighe NNR busily prepares for winter, it’s a busy time too for our team, as work continues on improving and expanding the native woodlands at the reserve. Over the years we have undertaken a number … Continue reading

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Pearls in Peril

Freshwater pearl mussels are an important, if slightly obscure, resident in many of our rivers.  Pearl mussels live partly hidden amongst the stones and boulders on the riverbed.  They remain critically endangered across Europe due to threats including pollution, construction … Continue reading

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