Monthly Archives: October 2017

Wester Ross Scenic Photo Project

As SNH’s Local Landscapes Officer I have always felt incredibly fortunate in my job, one of my favourite parts has always been encouraging people to get out and enjoy our landscapes and recognise what they mean to them. Since the … Continue reading

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Learning in Local Greenspace

David Clelland, one of our graduate placements, tells us about his involvement with outdoor learning in the year ahead. My placement at SNH started in the middle of August working in the Clydebank office. Here’s a little bit of what … Continue reading

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Change is afoot

Dr Roo Campbell, Priority Areas Manager for Scottish Wildcat Action, reflects on what autumn means for the Scottish Wildcat. As we drift through autumn, we have an opportunity to reflect on where we are in the annual life-cycle of the … Continue reading

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Secret wonders of Scotland’s marine environment

North Berwick aims to be at the forefront of inspiring everyone about the wonders of the marine environment with its planned national marine centre. John Baxter tells us more. The wonderful marine environment and wildlife of Scotland are one of … Continue reading

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Intrepid Conservers and Explorers

Good news for people wanting to explore the delights that Hermaness National Nature Reserve has to offer this autumn thanks to improved access onto the reserve. Last year we installed a new section of boardwalk (using recycled plastic) to improve … Continue reading

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Farewell to a Master – restoring ecosystems, and with high hopes for Arsenal!

Professor Tim Burt, Master of Hatfield College and Professor of Geography, Durham University, ‘retired’ on 31 August.  Two friends, Professors Alan Werritty and Des Thompson, reflect on some of Tim’s work and influence on ecosystem restoration and management, so important … Continue reading

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Iùl Gàidhlig do Luchd-rùrachd / Gaelic Foraging Guide

Mar thoradh air an taic airson na ceanglaichean eadar a’ Ghàidhlig agus àrainneachd na h-Alba a dhaingneachadh, tha Dualchas Nàdair na h-Alba, le taic bho Bhòrd na Gàidhlig, air leabhran-iùil Gàidhlig air rùrachd a chruthachadh; thathar a’ smaoineachadh gur e … Continue reading

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Autumn shock – leaves eat rocks!

Clive Mitchell, SNH (Strategy Development), takes a look at the role of the humble leaf and its role in climate change. As you kick your way through the leaves this autumn, spare a thought for the way that they have … Continue reading

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Where have all the flowers gone?

Kate Holl, our woodland advisor, searches for the answer by exploring woodland in our neighbouring countries through a Churchill Fellowship. My Churchill Fellowship really began back in 2012 in this little bit of woodland on the Isle of Mull deer-fenced … Continue reading

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A daily dose of nature – for health and happiness

Bridget Finton is a Health and Participation Officer with Scottish Natural Heritage. Here she takes a look how nature can provide a dose of health and happiness on World Mental Health Day.   Elements of taboo, stigma or embarrassment are … Continue reading

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