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Green Infrastructure Community Engagement Fund to re-open for applications

We are re-opening our Community Engagement Fund to new applicants at the start of 2018.  The Fund is part of SNH’s Green Infrastructure project which is working to transform some of Scotland’s most deprived urban areas by developing and improving … Continue reading

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Gaelic words for ‘snow’

Our final Gaelic contribution from Roddy Maclean for 2017 takes a look at some Gaelic words and phrases for snow. Tha i air a bhith sneachdach o chionn ghoirid – mar sin, seo agaibh grunn fhaclan is abairtean Gàidhlig airson … Continue reading

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Change is afoot

Dr Roo Campbell, Priority Areas Manager for Scottish Wildcat Action, reflects on what autumn means for the Scottish Wildcat. As we drift through autumn, we have an opportunity to reflect on where we are in the annual life-cycle of the … Continue reading

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Intrepid Conservers and Explorers

Good news for people wanting to explore the delights that Hermaness National Nature Reserve has to offer this autumn thanks to improved access onto the reserve. Last year we installed a new section of boardwalk (using recycled plastic) to improve … Continue reading

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Iùl Gàidhlig do Luchd-rùrachd / Gaelic Foraging Guide

Mar thoradh air an taic airson na ceanglaichean eadar a’ Ghàidhlig agus àrainneachd na h-Alba a dhaingneachadh, tha Dualchas Nàdair na h-Alba, le taic bho Bhòrd na Gàidhlig, air leabhran-iùil Gàidhlig air rùrachd a chruthachadh; thathar a’ smaoineachadh gur e … Continue reading

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Autumn shock – leaves eat rocks!

Clive Mitchell, SNH (Strategy Development), takes a look at the role of the humble leaf and its role in climate change. As you kick your way through the leaves this autumn, spare a thought for the way that they have … Continue reading

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A daily dose of nature – for health and happiness

Bridget Finton is a Health and Participation Officer with Scottish Natural Heritage. Here she takes a look how nature can provide a dose of health and happiness on World Mental Health Day.   Elements of taboo, stigma or embarrassment are … Continue reading

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Autumn gems in your lawn – our grassland fungi

As we move deeper into autumn, with cooler nights and frequent showers, it becomes increasingly difficult to mow our lawns. It’s almost time to clean our mowers and store them away till the spring. However, lawns and other grassland areas … Continue reading

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Loch Fleet Family Open Day

Adam Rose and Ian Mitchell, work in our Golspie office and have a strong association with our Loch Fleet National Nature Reserve. Tomorrow they host a Family Open Day and both were naturally keen to talk a little more about … Continue reading

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Engaging farmers in biodiversity solutions

SNH Graduate Placement Kirsten Brewster has been appointed to our “Engaging farmers in biodiversity solutions”, an SNH led project that is working to understand how farmers value nature and what they see as important in terms of conservation. The project … Continue reading

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