Author Archives: Scottish Natural Heritage

How collaborative scientific investigation will help conserve Glasgow’s hidden geological gem

Our blog today comes from Dr Lyn Wilson, Digital Documentation Manager, at Historic Environment Scotland (HES). Together with Sarah Hamilton (Conservation Scientist) and James Hepher (Surveyor/Spatial Analyst), Lyn heads up a team helping us to safeguard the future a 325 … Continue reading

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Has spring really sprung in St Cyrus?

It’s not just the weather that’s been busy these last few weeks at St Cyrus NNR as Andrew Ferguson, our reserves assistant, student placement, recounts. It was a day peculiar to this piece of the planet, when larks rose on … Continue reading

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World Heritage Day – 18 April 2017

Scotland has plenty to celebrate on World Heritage Day. We have six magnificent UNESCO World Heritage Sites which combine all sorts of history – the emphasis is on the architecturally and culturally significant, but there is a fair smattering of … Continue reading

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The Great Outdoors – Young People, Outdoor Learning and the 2020 Challenge for Scotland’s Biodiversity

Scotland is facing key pressures on its biodiversity. Some of these pressures are physical, such as pollution, the overuse of resources, or climate change. Others are more about the way we (under) value nature and the goods and services it … Continue reading

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Heritage and nature on your doorstep – the new Seven Lochs Wetland Park

Spring is in the air – and with it a change in Scotland’s nature. And this is especially true for the Seven Lochs Wetland Park, where our plans for Scotland’s largest urban heritage and nature park are really starting to … Continue reading

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What goes clatter, clatter, click, click, pop, pop in the woods?

The capercaillie lekking season is upon us. Capercaillie Project Officer, Gareth Marshall gives us an insight into these extraordinary birds. Deep in the pre-dawn darkness of a spring-time pine forest, something is stirring. It’s still too dark to make out … Continue reading

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The rights and wrongs of spring

“Winter’s cauldest blasts are aye ahint her wellies”– W.J. Boak. Battleby’s gardener, Jim Carruthers, struggles between the excitement of the grounds bursting to life with colour and song and the mourning of cosy winter pastimes. Like frosts, the harbingers of … Continue reading

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