Category Archives: Projects

Play for Scotland this weekend and take care of your trails

Mountain bikers from all over Europe will be out in force volunteering their time to take care of their trails this weekend, Saturday 1 & Sunday 2 April. The driving force behind this international competition is Graeme McLean, project manager … Continue reading

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A world of riches above and below Scotland’s seas

 A colourful catalogue showcasing the rich biodiversity in Scotland’s seas has just been published on our website. Illustrated with photos and maps, the intriguing catalogue describes Scotland’s 81 Priority Marine Features (PMFs). PMFs are the habitats and species considered to be … Continue reading

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The Schools Hebridean Society – the Hebrides through young eyes

Our Principal Adviser on Biodiversity, Des Thompson, recalls the outstanding work of a small organisation operating in the Hebrides, and the influences of one of its Honorary Advisers, the Dean of Windsor. A Christmas round-robin from a former colleague, Jo … Continue reading

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Walking for wellbeing along the Caledonian Canal

An ambling walk can be great therapy – taking in the natural world around you, with some good company and relaxed conversation. And so an innovative project launched in Inverness last week has begun providing nature-based ‘ecotherapy’ walks for people … Continue reading

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An urban life aquatic

Newts, diving beetles, shrimp – a project in Inverness has found that the city’s drainage systems are home to a surprising array of aquatic wildlife. The year-long study, funded by SNH and the Highland Council, builds on previous work which … Continue reading

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The Shieling Project

Have you ever stumbled into an unexpected grassy area, full of mounds or low walls, in the middle of the hills?  Maybe you’ve wondered if the quiet heather-covered uplands were always that way? You may well have walked through one … Continue reading

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Formed by nature – shaped by people

Sue Walker, Communications Officer for the Inner Forth Landscape Initiative (IFLI), reveals a little of the workings behind a partnership that delivers to a variety of projects from wetland creation to archaeological digs, and from recording wildlife sightings to documenting … Continue reading

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LANTRA Scotland

Kevin Patrick is a Director of LANTRA Scotland and our guest blogger today.  LANTRA is the Sector Skills Council for land-based, aquaculture and environmental conservation industries in Scotland. It works closely in a number of areas with organisations like Scottish … Continue reading

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Developing Mountain Biking in Scotland

How do you help someone to take the leap from thinking that, maybe they’d like to start cycling, to actually sitting on a saddle and pedalling? Surveys often tell us that people mulling over that leap would be happier taking … Continue reading

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The Bog Squad in ACTION

Butterfly Conservation Scotland’s ‘Bog Squad’ is a volunteer task force, created to carry out rehabilitation works on damaged peatlands across Scotland’s Central Belt, with funding from our Peatland ACTION project. David Hill of Butterfly Conservation tells us more. Central Scotland … Continue reading

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