Monthly Archives: March 2016

Sailing in the wake of Hugh Miller

In summer 2015 a group of geologists, artists, ecologists, musicians and storytellers, aged 18 to 70-plus, embarked on a voyage of geological discovery around the Argyll islands on Leader, a Brixham sailing trawler. Their journey followed on from one in … Continue reading

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Eat Drink Hebrides

Last Friday saw the launch, in Harris, of the brand new Eat Drink Hebrides trail.   Appropriately, for a trail which features some innovative businesses making use of the rich natural larder of the Outer Hebrides, the launch was in the … Continue reading

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Celebrating WWF’s Earth Hour

This Saturday (19 March) at 8.30pm we will join millions across the world to celebrate WWF’s Earth Hour and switch off our lights for one hour to demonstrate that we, like so many of you, care about the future of … Continue reading

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Species of the month – the butterbur

Have you ever wondered about the giant rhubarb-like plants that loom up in huge swathes? The butterbur is our species of the month. The name butterbur allegedly comes from a practice of wrapping butter in the large leaves of the … Continue reading

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Sign up for the Southern Scotland Bat Survey!

In our February Species of the Month blog we featured the Brandt’s bat – a new confirmed species bat for Scotland ( Continuing with the batty theme, we now report on an exciting new citizen science survey of bats due … Continue reading

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An Orkney reflection

Simon W. Hall is a prizewinning author and freelance writer who lives in Evie, Orkney. As well as being interested in Scottish language and literature, he is a keen observer of the nature on his doorstep. He is our guest … Continue reading

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