Author Archives: Scottish Natural Heritage

Creating a buzz in Inverclyde

Laura Reilly is a major driving force behind Inverclydebuzz, and when the Pollinator Strategy for Scotland was launched last July she and her team were already able to demonstrate a pro-active approach to improving the lot of our pollinators. Their … Continue reading

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Capturing nature through the lens

Working in our Lochgilphead office, Caroline Anderson has been co-ordinating the Snapberry project since 2009 engaging young people with nature through photography. Here she describes how this exciting project has flourished. Snapberry was born as a result of a staff … Continue reading

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Licence to research European Protected Species

Jenna Lane is currently working as a Licensing Officer at Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) in Inverness. Prior to this role, she managed to secure a Graduate Placement with SNH just before finishing her Master’s dissertation – perfect timing! Jenna tells … Continue reading

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Two bogs, a swamp and some islands

Amee Hood is an SNH Reserve Officer for the Flanders Moss, Blawhorn Moss and Loch Lomond National Nature Reserves near Stirling. She tells us about her experience on a student placement, and as a young person within SNH. Before I … Continue reading

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A fervour for nature

Calan Daniels (aged 11) and his mother, Shaila Rao, are guest-bloggers for the Year of Young People themed month here at SNH. Shaila introduces the blog with a short word on her perspective of Calan’s growing interest and passion for … Continue reading

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Following little terns

Little terns are the second rarest seabird in the UK and Ireland and possibly the best indicator of Climate Change that there is. David Woodfall is a photographer who has been following the fortunes of this very special bird since 1978. … Continue reading

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A career in Geographic Information Systems

Tina Ross works as a Geographic Systems and Data Co-ordinator within our Geographic Information Group. She is based at the Inverness office, and has been working for SNH for nearly three years. Tina tells us about her experience as a … Continue reading

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Driving towards a sustainable future

Kerrie Craig is a Graduate Environmental Consultant with Royal HaskoningDHV. Previously, she completed a six month Graduate Placement with SNH researching the repowering of onshore windfarms. She tells us about her experience of SNH and how that has helped to … Continue reading

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Half a century down the road

Fifty years ago Scottish Natural Heritage hadn’t come into being and Scotland’s leading environmental agency was The Nature Conservancy.  Bodies like Scottish Wildlife Trust (SWT) and Scottish Ornithologists’ Club (SOC) were in their infancy. SNH’s Jim Jeffrey explores the Spring … Continue reading

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Dreaming of auks

Natalie Sinclair is a PhD student at the University of St. Andrews. She takes us on a journey from her university studies, through her Work Placement with SNH in 2014-15, and talks about where the experience has taken her, a … Continue reading

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