Monthly Archives: May 2017

How simple pleasures enhance wellbeing

John Muir Award Scotland Inclusion Manager, Lucy Sparks, spends time with an adult group who make the most of nature on their doorstep to help improve their health and wellbeing. John Muir Day celebrations (15-23 April) this year saw John … Continue reading

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Inspiring insights from the Isle of May

Edinburgh-based artist, Kittie Jones, returns for another week of drawing and painting on the Isle of May. For me, the Isle of May is so much more than the puffins, but it would be fair to say that it is … Continue reading

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SNH divers assess Loch Carron flame shell bed damage

Images of bright orange, dead flame shells strewn across the seabed in Loch Carron received widespread social and mainstream media coverage recently. Recreational divers had reported that the flame shell bed – a rare and ecologically important habitat – had … Continue reading

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Mull Eagle Watch – community takes a thriving partnership to new success

The unique partnership of Mull Eagle Watch – an eagle protection and public viewing partnership between Scottish Natural Heritage, Forestry Commission Scotland, RSPB, the Mull and Iona Community Trust, and Police Scotland – has gone from strength to strength in … Continue reading

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What will global conservation look like 50 years from now…

SNH’s Clive Mitchell, Strategic Development Manager, examines the question. The inaugural WildTalk event on wildlife conservation at St Andrew’s University saw four speakers take on the challenge of anticipating what global conservation might look like 50 years from now. The … Continue reading

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Sàr-rùrachd ann an Dùn Stafhainis – Gourmet foraging in Dunstaffnage

Cuir sàr-eòlaiche rùrachd ri oide àrainneachd Gàidhealach agus tha cuirm biadh fiadhain air leth ann. Take a foraging expert and add a Gaelic environmental educator to create the perfect recipe for a day out discovering wild food.  Read the full … Continue reading

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Co-design: Young Scot and SNH, a natural partnership

Ettie Shattock, the SNH Partnership Officer at Young Scot, reflects on the Co-design partnership between SNH and Scotland’s national youth information and citizenship charity. SNH and Young Scot have been working in partnership since 2016 to engage young people in … Continue reading

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