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Has spring really sprung in St Cyrus?

It’s not just the weather that’s been busy these last few weeks at St Cyrus NNR as Andrew Ferguson, our reserves assistant, student placement, recounts. It was a day peculiar to this piece of the planet, when larks rose on … Continue reading

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The Great Outdoors – Young People, Outdoor Learning and the 2020 Challenge for Scotland’s Biodiversity

Scotland is facing key pressures on its biodiversity. Some of these pressures are physical, such as pollution, the overuse of resources, or climate change. Others are more about the way we (under) value nature and the goods and services it … Continue reading

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The rights and wrongs of spring

“Winter’s cauldest blasts are aye ahint her wellies”– W.J. Boak. Battleby’s gardener, Jim Carruthers, struggles between the excitement of the grounds bursting to life with colour and song and the mourning of cosy winter pastimes. Like frosts, the harbingers of … Continue reading

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Great news for golden eagles and the south of Scotland

Karen Rentoul, our Operations Officer in Southern Scotland, and member of the South of Scotland Golden Eagle Project Board, enthuses about good news from the Heritage Lottery Fund. 27 March 2017 should go down in history as a good day … Continue reading

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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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Birds, bees and trees make Scotland beautiful

Juliette Camburn of Keep Scotland Beautiful invites communities to take part in the 51st annual Beautiful Scotland awards, one of the longest running environmental improvement campaigns in Scotland. The 2017 theme for Beautiful Scotland and It’s Your Neighbourhood is ‘birds, … Continue reading

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Scottish Ecology, Environment and Conservation Conference 2017 – sign up now

Bookings are now open for the next Scottish Ecology, Environment and Conservation Conference, to be held at the University of Aberdeen during 3-4 April 2017. We hope you will be able to come! Aim The conference aims to bring together … Continue reading

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