Tag Archives: National Nature Reserves

Advance, entrench, hold the line

This is the NNR front line – the place where Scotland’s coast is growing fastest, pushing eastwards into the North Sea. On average, Tentsmuir Point has expanded by nearly five metres each year for more than two centuries. It’s a … Continue reading

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Don’t judge a bog by its cover

In a mere ten kilometres, north as the hen harrier flies from the Crinan Canal over the snaking channel of the River Add to Kilmartin Glen and Carnassarie, lies one of the finest troves of ancient and historic heritage in … Continue reading

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25 years of SNH – Reserve Manager at Tentsmuir NNR

After working for BT for 28 years, Tom Cunningham needed a change of direction which resulted in the job he’d been dreaming about: managing Tentsmuir NNR. He started as the Assistant Reserve Manager and nine months later he became the … Continue reading

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Walking with whales – again

Last year Ron Macdonald, formerly of SNH, described the thrill of observing two humpback whales off the Ythan estuary in Aberdeenshire. A year later, in early August, a humpback whale was spotted off St Cyrus National Nature Reserve and Ron … Continue reading

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News from Taynish and Glasdrum

Doug Bartholomew and Gordon Campbell are the reserve managers looking after our National Nature Reserves at Taynish and Glasdrum. Here they provide an update on what has been happening on their patch this summer. We have enjoyed some great community … Continue reading

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Seabird City goes live

Back in July we reported from our Noss National Nature Reserve on a visitor with a very specific mission.  Stephen Parker was working on a wildlife documentary as part of his University of Salford Masters Degree and we promised to … Continue reading

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