Author Archives: NatureScot

Extreme Weather Requires a Restoration Period

Cast your mind back to the summer full of alerts for extreme heat, water scarcity and wildfire risk we all experienced this year. As the climate warms, we are seeing an increase in wildfires not just in Scotland but across … Continue reading

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Month of the stags

The roar of rutting red deer across a Highland glen or hillside is one of the most evocative sounds of autumn as stags battle for dominance of territory and hinds. For many people it represents the quintessential Scottish wildlife experience. … Continue reading

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Seeing the Bog Through the Trees

Forest-to-bog peatland restoration sounds a little niche, so what made over 60 landowners, land managers and contractors, as well as peatland and forestry practitioners, come together to find out more about it? They all travelled to Dalchork Forest, near Lairg … Continue reading

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The Great Scottish Squirrel Survey returns!

The Great Scottish Squirrel Survey returns back in-person for its fourth year this autumn. Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels is calling on people all over Scotland to explore outdoors and look out for tufted ears and bushy tails between 10-16 October … Continue reading

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Kings and Queens in the Gaelic Landscape

Roddy Maclean looks at Gaelic ‘royal’ names in Scotland’s landscape Continue reading

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Rìghrean is Banrighrean air Aghaidh na Tìre

Tha Ruairidh MacIlleathain a’ toirt sùil air faclan ‘rìoghail’ a tha co-cheangailte ri ainmean-àite Gàidhlig Continue reading

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Safe and Sustainable Mushroom Foraging

Thinking of mushroom foraging? Check out this blog for tips on a sustainable – and tasty – foraging experience Continue reading

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Working together for nature and climate

It’s Scotland’s Climate Week and we’re encouraging everyone to talk about nature loss and climate change together, because without nature there is no climate.  To get your conversation started, David O’Brien shares his love of monitoring wildlife and explores the … Continue reading

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Terrific Tern Rafts

Thanks to a grant from the Scottish Government’s Nature Restoration Fund, managed by NatureScot, two tern rafts have been created at RSPB Scotland’s Loch of Spiggie nature reserve in Shetland. Today’s guest blog explains how these floating platforms are helping … Continue reading

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Two Basking Fish of the West Highland summer

Roddy Maclean shares his enthusiasm for two amazing summer visitors to our waters Continue reading

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