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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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Take a walk on the wild side

The iconic island of Noss in Shetland is once again bustling with activity as up to 30 different bird species vie for a nesting space on this seabird metropolis. To celebrate this fact a series of guided walks have been … Continue reading

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Shooting Shetland

Our guest blogger today is James Salisbury who, until recently, was studying for a Master of Arts degree in Wildlife Documentary Production at the University of Salford. For his final film he chose to spend a month documenting the birds … Continue reading

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Glasdrum’s ancient woodland

Continuing our series on Argyll’s National Nature Reserves, we focus on an ancient wood near Oban. Overlooking a sea loch, ash and oak trees dominate the wood, with trunks softened by a thick coat of mosses and lichens which drip … Continue reading

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Taynish National Nature Reserve

There are several popular National Nature Reserves in the Argyll area – Taynish, Glen Nant, Moine Mhor and Glasdrum Wood. Here Alan Martin and Doug Bartholomew give an insight into one of the most spectacular of these special spots with … Continue reading

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Natural bookshelf

Tweet of the Day was a hugely popular BBC Radio 4 production that went out just before 6am each morning. In a brief 90-second programme the essence of a different bird was captured in song and narration. Listeners would hear … Continue reading

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Enjoy the outdoors in and around Golspie

Golspie is rightly well known for its stunning links golf course on the shores of the Moray Firth, but the area has plenty to offer those who aren’t naturals on the fairways. Our area manager, Lesley Cranna, provides an insight … Continue reading

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Species of the month

Otter The otter is undoubtedly one of Britain’s favourite mammals, and currently flourishing. Seen as being inquisitive, playful and intelligent, they’re magnificent swimmers that are found in coastal as well as inland waters across much of Scotland. A member of … Continue reading

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Remembering ‘Ring of Bright Water’

Gavin Maxwell, who was born 100 years ago, holds a special place not only in Scottish literature but also in the hearts and minds of animal lovers throughout the world. He was born in Wigtownshire, three months before his father … Continue reading

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