Tag Archives: Cairngorms

Lynbreck Croft- A day in the life …

For anyone visiting Lynbreck Croft for the first time, it is difficult not to leave with a sense of inspiration, understanding and a longing. SNH Graduate Placement Kirsten Brewster recently did just that in order to interview young crofter Lynn … Continue reading

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Snow: never enough, except when there’s too much ?

Today’s guest blog is courtesy of Dr Martin Kirkbride of the University of Dundee and reproduces an article that was first published in The Geographer (The newsletter of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society).  The subject is rather topical – snow. … Continue reading

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The capercaillie

The capercaillie is the world’s largest grouse which, in Scotland, lives in open mature pinewoods. One of our most elusive birds it probably became extinct in Britain in the mid-18th century, largely due to the destruction of native woodland habitat.  … Continue reading

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Seton Gordon

The famous naturalist Seton Gordon was born in Aberdeenshire, and lived much of his life in Scotland — in Aboyne, Aviemore and latterly Duntulm in Skye. He was of private means and moved in aristocratic circles, however, one of his major … Continue reading

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