Monthly Archives: July 2017

Our seven Green Infrastructure Fund projects

This year SNH awarded £5.8 million from its Green Infrastructure Fund to seven projects that will improve local green space in some of the most deprived, urban areas in Scotland. Match funding from other sources will result in a total … Continue reading

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Taynish through the eyes of an artist

Jane Smith, a local wildlife artist, describes her inspirational year as Artist in Residence at Taynish NNR and all its natural riches. Our village is a cluster of houses around an Argyll sea loch. On the far side of the bay … Continue reading

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Restoring Scotland’s damaged peatlands

Sunday 23 July is International Bog Day 2017. It’s an opportunity to celebrate bogs across the World and the essential role they play in our lives. As Julia Quin explains, there is funding available to restore Scotland’s damaged peatlands through … Continue reading

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What is green infrastructure?

We only have to be stuck in a traffic jam, be waiting for a delayed train or not getting a mobile phone signal to realise how vital infrastructure is to us. But all of that is part of the grey, … Continue reading

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Meet the pot beetles, nature’s quirky architects

Teams of volunteers led by Buglife and supported by SNH have recently rediscovered two species of pot beetles that have not been seen in Scotland for many years. Athayde Tonhasca introduces these lovely beetles with peculiar habits. The species that … Continue reading

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Ginormous whirligigs and camera trapping – a year at Caerlaverock NNR

Our graduate placement at Caerlaverock NNR, Ellie Oakley, reflects over the year and looks back on the highlights and achievements. Last year, I had to make a decision to either carry on with my study of Countryside and Environmental Management … Continue reading

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Àirighean Samhraidh – Summer shielings

Àirigh Shamhraidh ‘summer shieling’ is the focus of our regular Gaelic article by Roddy Maclean. This month he looks at the name Àirigh which recalls a time when people would leave the townships with their cattle and benefit from the … Continue reading

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