Author Archives: Scottish Natural Heritage

Collaborative working to promote positive change

Placemaking is a collaborative and creative process that includes design, development, renewal or regeneration of our urban areas. Viv Gray, one of our planning advisors, looks at the positive steps Fife Council is making towards improving green spaces for both … Continue reading

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A Certain Buzz!

You’ve got to admire community activists and social entrepreneurs who bring about change and make good things happen, and it’s a real buzz when our work gives us a chance to work alongside such folk. Andy Dorin, Forth Area Manager, … Continue reading

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The Rainforests of Britain and Ireland

Having walked and cycled around the ancient pinewoods of Scotland for his first book, Clifton Bain’s next challenge to cover the rainforests of Britain and Ireland was somewhat more daunting. Here he tells us about what he found along the … Continue reading

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Social Housing and Green Infrastructure – Connecting people and nature

Ivan Clark, our Plan & Place-making Team Manager, is working with our partners to explore how we can deliver better quality greenspace in social housing developments. Scotland’s urban green spaces provide a range of benefits for people and nature. They … Continue reading

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25 years of SNH – from two weel-kent faces around Golspie

Kristin Scott, Unit Manager for Northern Isles & North Highland, and Ian Mitchell, Operations Officer for Projects and Rural Development, both from our Golspie office, tell us about their time with SNH. Kristin Scott When did you start working in SNH … Continue reading

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Reviewing the biological recording infrastructure in Scotland

Scotland is famed for wildlife – bringing fascination and enjoyment on land, in our lochs and rivers, and surrounding seas. Our knowledge of wildlife distribution is founded on the skill and dedication of volunteer naturalists, recording plants and animals as … Continue reading

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As slow as it gets

Seasons would be boring but for their interstices. So says Jim Carruthers, our gardener at Battleby, as he shares his autumnal musings with us.  Winter into spring goes back and forth like a bout of boxing or basketball. There is … Continue reading

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25 years of SNH – a (very) brief reflection on SNH’s first quarter century

Still busy with the natural heritage after 40 years with SNH and the Nature Conservancy Council, Ewen Cameron recalls a few of the many successes. I was a Nature Conservancy Council (NCC) Reserve Warden for 16 years, transferring to SNH’s … Continue reading

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Sealladh Gàidhlig air Reul-bhad Ainmeil / A Gaelic interpretation of a familiar constellation

Tha na h-oidhcheannan dorcha a th’ againn an-dràsta a’ toirt deagh cothrom dhuinn sùil a thoirt air na speuran. Seo mar a bhios na Gàidheil a’ tuigsinn cruth is cumadh an reul-bhaid ris an canar Orion ann am Beurla. Nach … Continue reading

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Graduate intake 2017-2018 – our graduate placements…

We are delighted to welcome our third graduate intake for 2017-2018, with the addition of nine new individuals. Over the course of the year, they will be co-ordinating their own projects, and in turn, releasing blogs about progress over the … Continue reading

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