Monthly Archives: March 2017

Great news for golden eagles and the south of Scotland

Karen Rentoul, our Operations Officer in Southern Scotland, and member of the South of Scotland Golden Eagle Project Board, enthuses about good news from the Heritage Lottery Fund. 27 March 2017 should go down in history as a good day … Continue reading

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Play for Scotland this weekend and take care of your trails

Mountain bikers from all over Europe will be out in force volunteering their time to take care of their trails this weekend, Saturday 1 & Sunday 2 April. The driving force behind this international competition is Graeme McLean, project manager … Continue reading

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Seagulls and seafish

Like them or loathe them, seagulls are a key part of our nature in Scotland. Many have made their home in our towns and cities and as opportunistic scavengers they can eke out a living thanks (largely) to us. But, … Continue reading

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Reflections from the SNH Chair

After three years as Chair, Ian Ross will end his term on 31 March. Here he looks at SNH’s remit and vision for the future of Scotland’s nature and landscapes. Over the last 20 years, I have had the opportunity to … Continue reading

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Scientific advances in coping with flooding

Neville Makan, our Operations Officer in Stirling, Falkirk and Clackmannanshire, writes about the recent RSE Conference ‘How can we learn to live with floods? Challenges for science and management’. The Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE) hosted a conference on 15th … Continue reading

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Birds, bees and trees make Scotland beautiful

Juliette Camburn of Keep Scotland Beautiful invites communities to take part in the 51st annual Beautiful Scotland awards, one of the longest running environmental improvement campaigns in Scotland. The 2017 theme for Beautiful Scotland and It’s Your Neighbourhood is ‘birds, … Continue reading

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Helping us get outdoors with good design

Scotland has some of the best outdoor access legislation in the world – but those who own or manage the land sometimes need advice and support on how to make sure we can all best access Scotland’s wonderful countryside. That’s … Continue reading

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Help keep our seal pups safe

Part of the Ythan Estuary has been proposed for designation by Marine Scotland as an official seal haul out site. This designation gives protection to the seals by providing safe areas for them when hauled out on land. So what … Continue reading

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WiSe operators avoid disturbing sharks

Our blog today comes from Colin Speedie FRGS, founder of the WiSe Scheme, which works with marine wildlife tourism operators to promote good practice and minimise disturbance to the animals. For many years Colin worked as skipper and project leader … Continue reading

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Scottish Apprenticeship Week 2017

Scottish Apprenticeship Week celebrates the benefits apprenticeships bring to individuals, businesses and the economy. One of our Shetland staff, Christine Murchison, tells us about the Modern Apprenticeship (MA) she completed with SNH a couple of years ago. Shortly after starting … Continue reading

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