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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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Tentsmuir National Nature Reserve

Reserve Manager Tom Cunningham reflects on events in and around Tentsmuir National Nature Reserve. His regular newsletter will be winging its way over the wires soon, but here’s a taster of what Tom has to say. Summer 2017 brings our … Continue reading

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Bridging the science-policy gap, one conference at a time

Amanda Trask, a research ecologist at the British Trust for Ornithology, is our guest blogger today. Here she reflects on a great experience attending the Scottish Ecology, Environment and Conservation Conference (SEECC) at the University of Aberdeen in 2017. A … Continue reading

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How simple pleasures enhance wellbeing

John Muir Award Scotland Inclusion Manager, Lucy Sparks, spends time with an adult group who make the most of nature on their doorstep to help improve their health and wellbeing. John Muir Day celebrations (15-23 April) this year saw John … Continue reading

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Ewen Cameron has spent four decades working with Scottish Natural Heritage and its forerunners. He retires in September and we asked him to reflect on his 40 years in the environment business. This September 2016 marks 40 years since I … Continue reading

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Beinn Eighe

Douglas Gibson works at our Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve.  Sometimes people stop him and ask “What do you actually DO on that reserve?  Wonder no more, here Douglas lifts the lid on some fairly typical activities. A visitor quite … Continue reading

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