Monthly Archives: March 2018

#CycleForNature – Active meetings, outside in our Natural Health Service

Having made it as far as our Hamilton office at the end of #CycleForNature day 2, our CEO Francesca Osowska updates us on the journey so far … Monday saw the first journey from our Galashiels office to the Scottish … Continue reading

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Diary entries from Creag Meagaidh (Part 2)

The 2017-2018 intake of SNH Graduate Placements took to the Highlands in mid December to visit Creag Meagaidh National Nature Reserve (NNR). As part of their training and development, they ventured out to learn more about reserve management and volunteering. … Continue reading

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#CycleForNature – the ultimate active travel challenge

Today our CEO, Francesca Osowska, set off on a grueling bike ride across Scotland. Over the next seven months Francesca will cycle more than 1300 miles in seven five-day-long legs, visiting at least 35 of our offices and trying to meet … Continue reading

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Under the boardwalk – Braehead Moss

Braehead Moss Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) beside the village of Braehead, is one of the best remaining examples of raised bog in central Scotland.  Raised bogs, an important habitat, are now restricted in their range within the British … Continue reading

Posted in Access, biodiversity, climate change, Community engagement, Land management, mosses, peatland restoration, Protected Areas, SSSI, Uncategorized

Scottish Apprenticeship Week 2018

As part of Scottish Apprenticeship Week, Ivana Curuvija, our Greening Officer, tells us about her SNH apprenticeship and how it enhanced her existing work experience. Soon after starting my job with SNH as Chief Executive’s Group Support back in 2013, I … Continue reading

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Muirburn Code

The Muirburn season is here and our post today is a reminder that anyone carrying out muirburn as part of their land management should be using the updated version of the Muirburn Code. The Code was revised by Scotland’s Moorland … Continue reading

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Lions and tigers and bears, oh my!

It was spring 2011. I’d decided to walk around the edge of the UK, anti-clockwise from Edinburgh, to highlight the experiences of people with mental health problems, many of whom feel they are on the edge of society. Chris McCullough Young … Continue reading

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Diary entries from Creag Meagaidh (Part 1)

The 2017-2018 SNH graduates took to the Scottish Highlands in a cold December to learn more about reserve management, and volunteering at Creag Meagaidh National Nature Reserve. Steven Sinclair, our Year of Young People 2018 graduate, provides a narrative about … Continue reading

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Rare sighting at Caerlaverock

Visitors to WWT Caerlaverock on Saturday 20th January were lucky enough to catch a glimpse of a rare celebrity sighting, as comedian and musician, Bill Bailey dropped in to do a spot of bird watching and enjoy the view. Bill … Continue reading

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