Monthly Archives: February 2018

Wind farms for life

Becky Rae, our graduate placement for Planning & Renewables looks at the legacy for young people in Scotland of planning onshore wind farms in perpetuity. The Scottish Planning Policy (SPP), published by the Scottish Government in June 2014, identifies a … Continue reading

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‘Tìr nan Òg’ ann am Bliadhna na h-Òigridh / ‘Land of the Ever Young’ in the Year of Young People

Anns a’ bhliadhna seo a tha a’ comharrachadh òigridh, tha e iomchaidh a bhith a’ cuimhneachadh an fhaoinsgeil mu thìr anns nach fhàsadh daoine sean / In this year marking young people, it is fitting to recall the ancient Gaelic … Continue reading

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Teaching in Nature – taking learning outdoors

Sharon Cunningham, our Outdoor Learning Officer, tells us more about engaging young people in outdoor learning through the Teaching in Nature programme. “I feel more confident taking pupils out to natural places for learning. It [Teaching in Nature] has allowed … Continue reading

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Creating a buzz in Inverclyde

Laura Reilly is a major driving force behind Inverclydebuzz, and when the Pollinator Strategy for Scotland was launched last July she and her team were already able to demonstrate a pro-active approach to improving the lot of our pollinators. Their … Continue reading

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A new outlook on Scotland’s natural heritage

Thanks to a childhood spent moving from one country to the next, from the UK to Australia and on to Germany, it seemed his mind was always somewhere else, often far away. Steven Neish, one of our volunteers at Tentsmuir … Continue reading

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Capturing nature through the lens

Working in our Lochgilphead office, Caroline Anderson has been co-ordinating the Snapberry project since 2009 engaging young people with nature through photography. Here she describes how this exciting project has flourished. Snapberry was born as a result of a staff … Continue reading

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Licence to research European Protected Species

Jenna Lane is currently working as a Licensing Officer at Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) in Inverness. Prior to this role, she managed to secure a Graduate Placement with SNH just before finishing her Master’s dissertation – perfect timing! Jenna tells … Continue reading

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Two bogs, a swamp and some islands

Amee Hood is an SNH Reserve Officer for the Flanders Moss, Blawhorn Moss and Loch Lomond National Nature Reserves near Stirling. She tells us about her experience on a student placement, and as a young person within SNH. Before I … Continue reading

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A fervour for nature

Calan Daniels (aged 11) and his mother, Shaila Rao, are guest-bloggers for the Year of Young People themed month here at SNH. Shaila introduces the blog with a short word on her perspective of Calan’s growing interest and passion for … Continue reading

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Following little terns

Little terns are the second rarest seabird in the UK and Ireland and possibly the best indicator of Climate Change that there is. David Woodfall is a photographer who has been following the fortunes of this very special bird since 1978. … Continue reading

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