Author Archives: Scottish Natural Heritage

Students speak out on their research and ambition for nature and the environment

Paul Robertson and Des Thompson enthuse about the third Scottish Ecology, Environment and Conservation Conference, held at the University of St Andrews in March. Now in its third year, the Scottish Ecology, Environment and Conservation Conference (#SEECC2018) was held in … Continue reading

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Cho marbh ri sgadan? / As dead as a herring?

Leis gun deach raointean uighean sgadain a lorg faisg air Geàrrloch, ’s dòcha nach eil an seanfhacal cho iomchaidh a-nise!   The recent discovery of significant beds of herring eggs near Gairloch might cause us to think twice about using an … Continue reading

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Scottish Ecology, Environment and Conservation Conference 2018: Panel Debate

In this blog, Elsa Kivinen, a second year undergraduate studying Geography and sustainable development at St Andrews University, reflects on a lively debate at the third student conference #SEECC2018 What are the greatest environmental challenges facing Scotland? How do we … Continue reading

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Grab a camera – help chart how the Wester Ross is changing.

If you are lucky enough to be in the Wester Ross National Scenic Area, SNH could really do with your help with the Wester Ross Scenic Photo project. Elli Carlisle tells us more. The Wester Ross Scenic Photo Project is … Continue reading

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Celebrate #JohnMuirDay the John Muir Way

Things are gearing up for the John Muir Day celebrations which also marks the long-distance walking and cycling route’s fourth anniversary. Ewan McGill is the communications manager at the Central Scotland Green Network Trust (CSGNT), which manages the John Muir … Continue reading

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#CycleForNature – The final stretch: Ullapool to Kinlochewe

Blessed mostly with fantastic weather, Francesca cycled 252 miles last week, sailed on six Ferries and visited five SNH offices (with a wave to Portree). The final part of #CycleForNature leg two took Francesca from Ullapool to Kinlochewe. Let’s hear how … Continue reading

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Learn from the best – award winning Ruthven Farm

Ruthven farm outside Tomintoul has become something of a magnet for journalists and cameras since farmers Jim and Lesley Simmons successfully scooped the 2016 Cairngorms Nature Farm Award and the more recent Food and Farming accolade in the 2017 Nature … Continue reading

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#CycleForNature – A journey through a changing landscape

Days seven, ei‎ght and nine of #CycleForNature saw me journey from Mallaig, through Skye to North Uist, down to South Uist, back North and then through Harris and Lewis, and finally the ferry from Stornoway to Ullapool. The most notable … Continue reading

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Get the vibe!

A couple of weeks ago, as one his last engagements as SNH’s Area Manager for Forth, Andy Dorin had the pleasure of attending an event hosted by the Institute of Directors and our friends at SEPA. Andy tells us more. … Continue reading

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Agroecology: in farmers’ words

SNH, with other agencies in the Land Use Policy Group (LUPG)*, has published a report on farmers’ experiences of transition to agroecological approaches. The Organic Research Centre undertook the work with the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust. Here, we describe … Continue reading

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