Monthly Archives: October 2013

Oidhche Shamhna… the original Halloween

Saoil a bheil fios aig mòran gur e rud Albannach a bh’ ann an Oidhche Shamhna bho thùs? B’ e fèis Ceilteach a bh’ ann a’ comharrachadh deireadh an fhoghair agus tòiseach a’ gheamhraidh, ged a tha freumhan na fèise … Continue reading

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Atomic Doric

From 29 November to 1 December 2013 an exciting festival of new art and music will celebrate the glorious landscape of Aberdeenshire and the people it has inspired. The Atomic Doric project, run by Woodend Barn in Banchory and supported … Continue reading

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Ainmean-àite Loch Abar air an Comharrachadh ann an Leabhran Ùr / Place-Names of Lochaber Celebrated in New Booklet

Tha Dualchas Nàdair na h-Alba (SNH) agus Ainmean-Àite na h-Alba (AÀA) air obrachadh còmhla a-rithist gus leabhran ùr a dhèanamh air cruth-tìre agus ainmean-àite Àrasaig agus Loch Seile, a’ cleachdadh fiosrachadh farsaing às an sgìre agus rannsachadh eachdraidheil. B’ e … Continue reading

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Sensing Landscape

My name is Rachel Mimiec. I have recently started a Year of Natural Scotland artist residency with SNH looking at areas in Scotland designated as NSAs (National Scenic Areas). I am a visual artist with a practice that includes working and … Continue reading

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Battleby : fitting focal point for photography festival

When a great occasion finds a great venue the results can be spectacular. That’s what happened this September when the Scottish Nature Photography Festival settled on SNH’s Battleby conference centre for their eagerly awaited event. A wonderful setting, wonderful subject … Continue reading

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Autumn birds on the wing

Simon Foster is a Policy & Advice officer with Scottish Natural Heritage. In his spare time he is a member of the Highland Raptor Study Group, Highland Ringing Group (Chairman), Scottish Ornithologists Club, British Trust for Ornithology, and the Seabird … Continue reading

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Partners unite to save the wildcat

More than 30 land management, government and environmental charities are behind the recently launched Scottish Wildcat Conservation Action Plan. The wildcat is the last surviving native member of the cat family to be found in the wild in Britain. It … Continue reading

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Five go wild camping

The African word Imbewu, meaning ‘seed’ in Zulu, symbolises the potential for growth from small beginnings. This is the basis for an exciting new rural skills initiative, ‘Imbewu Scotland’, being run jointly by Wilderness Foundation UK and Scottish Land & … Continue reading

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Biodiverse Brighter Bothwell

Iain Macdonald is a Biodiversity Officer with Scottish Natural Heritage and recently attended an award ceremony on behalf of SNH where a community gardening group collected one of the awards.  Impressed by the wonderful effort and enthusiasm he encountered he … Continue reading

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