Monthly Archives: December 2017

Don’t judge a bog by its cover

In a mere ten kilometres, north as the hen harrier flies from the Crinan Canal over the snaking channel of the River Add to Kilmartin Glen and Carnassarie, lies one of the finest troves of ancient and historic heritage in … Continue reading

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Green Infrastructure Community Engagement Fund to re-open for applications

We are re-opening our Community Engagement Fund to new applicants at the start of 2018.  The Fund is part of SNH’s Green Infrastructure project which is working to transform some of Scotland’s most deprived urban areas by developing and improving … Continue reading

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Collaborative working to promote positive change

Placemaking is a collaborative and creative process that includes design, development, renewal or regeneration of our urban areas. Viv Gray, one of our planning advisors, looks at the positive steps Fife Council is making towards improving green spaces for both … Continue reading

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Gaelic words for ‘snow’

Our final Gaelic contribution from Roddy Maclean for 2017 takes a look at some Gaelic words and phrases for snow. Tha i air a bhith sneachdach o chionn ghoirid – mar sin, seo agaibh grunn fhaclan is abairtean Gàidhlig airson … Continue reading

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A Certain Buzz!

You’ve got to admire community activists and social entrepreneurs who bring about change and make good things happen, and it’s a real buzz when our work gives us a chance to work alongside such folk. Andy Dorin, Forth Area Manager, … Continue reading

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The Rainforests of Britain and Ireland

Having walked and cycled around the ancient pinewoods of Scotland for his first book, Clifton Bain’s next challenge to cover the rainforests of Britain and Ireland was somewhat more daunting. Here he tells us about what he found along the … Continue reading

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Social Housing and Green Infrastructure – Connecting people and nature

Ivan Clark, our Plan & Place-making Team Manager, is working with our partners to explore how we can deliver better quality greenspace in social housing developments. Scotland’s urban green spaces provide a range of benefits for people and nature. They … Continue reading

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25 years of SNH – from two weel-kent faces around Golspie

Kristin Scott, Unit Manager for Northern Isles & North Highland, and Ian Mitchell, Operations Officer for Projects and Rural Development, both from our Golspie office, tell us about their time with SNH. Kristin Scott When did you start working in SNH … Continue reading

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