Monthly Archives: January 2014

Sensing Landscape: Prints and Drawings

Rachel Mimiec, our National Scenic Areas Artist in Residence, provides a January update from the dramatic landscape of Glencoe and Ben Nevis. I am back in residence in the Ben Nevis/Glencoe National Scenic Area for another few weeks, following up … Continue reading

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Windows on Wildlife

Whether it is a glimpse of a roe deer while walking the dog, or a hedgehog seen foraging in the garden, these small wildlife encounters are often the highlight of our day.  Usually we enjoy the moment and then share … Continue reading

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Natural bookshelf

It was as a boy that Clifton Bain fell in love with Scotland’s ancient Caledonian pinewoods. Since then he has gathered an encyclopaedic knowledge of all 38 pinewoods in Scotland and his book ‘The Ancient Pinewoods of Scotland’ gives a … 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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The history of Battleby

From time to time visitors to our Battleby office ask about the buildings and gardens here.  For those of you planning a visit or interested in hiring our conference centre facilities we thought you might like a little insight to … Continue reading

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