Tag Archives: Scottish Natural Heritage

Scotland’s saltmarshes are mapped for the first time

The Habitat Map of Scotland Project has now completed the next step in mapping our coast with the publication of a map of Scotland’s saltmarshes – the data is now available to download here. Between 2010 and 2012 all saltmarshes … Continue reading

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Chainsaws, rotten wood and cages: the efforts to save the pine hoverfly

Athayde Tonhasca discusses the conservation efforts to protect one of Scotland’s most endangered species. The ephemeral habitat of the pine hoverfly   In a mature Scots pine forest, trees are often infected by the heart rot fungus Phaeolus schweinitzii, which … Continue reading

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A sensory onslaught in the Shiant Isles

SNH’s Chris Leakey and Glen Tyler spend time marvelling at the Shiant Isles’ seabird spectacular. Every so often, when the swell meets the cliff at the required height and direction, a deep rumble resonates from a cave and the rock … Continue reading

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Gorge ablaze – fired up for conservation at Ness Glen

The prolonged spell of dry, warm weather in late April and early May created the conditions for a number of ‘wild’ fires around the country, most or all of them started carelessly or deliberately by people. One of the more … Continue reading

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Inspiring insights from the Isle of May

Edinburgh-based artist, Kittie Jones, returns for another week of drawing and painting on the Isle of May. For me, the Isle of May is so much more than the puffins, but it would be fair to say that it is … 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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Mull Eagle Watch – community takes a thriving partnership to new success

The unique partnership of Mull Eagle Watch – an eagle protection and public viewing partnership between Scottish Natural Heritage, Forestry Commission Scotland, RSPB, the Mull and Iona Community Trust, and Police Scotland – has gone from strength to strength in … Continue reading

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