Tag Archives: Scottish Natural Heritage

Dragons of Beinn Eighe

I was tempted to title this article ‘Dragons of Wester Ross’, but didn’t want to mislead Game of Thrones fans. Alas, the dragons I shall be discussing here are not the mythical, fire-breathing reptiles of the imaginary land of Westeros, … Continue reading

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Sustrans Scotland – Greener Greenways

Lenka Sukenikova is an Ecologist for Sustrans Scotland’s Greener Greenways Project. We invited her to write a guest blog about the project, reflecting on what is timely in the wake of the Pollinator Strategy for Scotland (2017-2027) being published last … Continue reading

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Summertime greens and blues

The tractorman comes by closer now, flailing at the rich vegetation below my canopy. The heat, the slight glimmer of sun and he sweats, luring the carnivores from the shade. Jim Carruthers, our resident gardener at Battleby, looks at the … Continue reading

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Enabling new ways to value and safeguard nature at the coast

An exciting new project was launched on Friday by Environment Secretary Rosanna Cunningham, in which SNH has a leading role. Dynamic Coast is the first survey of its kind to track the changes to Scotland’s long and varied mobile coastline … Continue reading

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Football and nature?

The new football season in Scotland gets underway in earnest this week and in celebration we’ve been taking a look at the wildlife and nature you can enjoy while following your team. The link between football and nature may not … Continue reading

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Scotland’s biodiversity – six big steps for nature

Last month we had a strong focus on greenspaces. In August we’re looking at Biodiversity. One of our main tasks here at SNH is to improve Scotland’s biodiversity. Biodiversity is a word that we often use – but what does … Continue reading

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Our seven Green Infrastructure Fund projects

This year SNH awarded £5.8 million from its Green Infrastructure Fund to seven projects that will improve local green space in some of the most deprived, urban areas in Scotland. Match funding from other sources will result in a total … Continue reading

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