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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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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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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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