Category Archives: biodiversity

Dragons of Beinn Eighe

I was tempted to title this article ‘Dragons of Wester Ross’, but didn’t want to mislead Game of Thrones fans. Alas, the dragons I shall be discussing here are not the mythical, fire-breathing reptiles of the imaginary land of Westeros, … Continue reading

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Sustrans Scotland – Greener Greenways

Lenka Sukenikova is an Ecologist for Sustrans Scotland’s Greener Greenways Project. We invited her to write a guest blog about the project, reflecting on what is timely in the wake of the Pollinator Strategy for Scotland (2017-2027) being published last … Continue reading

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Summertime greens and blues

The tractorman comes by closer now, flailing at the rich vegetation below my canopy. The heat, the slight glimmer of sun and he sweats, luring the carnivores from the shade. Jim Carruthers, our resident gardener at Battleby, looks at the … Continue reading

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Football and nature?

The new football season in Scotland gets underway in earnest this week and in celebration we’ve been taking a look at the wildlife and nature you can enjoy while following your team. The link between football and nature may not … Continue reading

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Scotland’s biodiversity – six big steps for nature

Last month we had a strong focus on greenspaces. In August we’re looking at Biodiversity. One of our main tasks here at SNH is to improve Scotland’s biodiversity. Biodiversity is a word that we often use – but what does … Continue reading

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SNH divers assess Loch Carron flame shell bed damage

Images of bright orange, dead flame shells strewn across the seabed in Loch Carron received widespread social and mainstream media coverage recently. Recreational divers had reported that the flame shell bed – a rare and ecologically important habitat – had … Continue reading

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Lus buidhe Bealltainn – Yellow plant of Beltane

The marsh marigold is a vivid reminder of the close links between Gaelic culture and the Scottish seasons, as Ruairidh MacIlleathain explains. Read the full Gaelic version below. The day that starts the summer, now the first of May, is … Continue reading

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