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Volunteering and learning new skills

David Murray has been volunteering with The Conservation Volunteers (TCV) in Glasgow for approximately three years.   “I was paid off from my job and did nothing for a couple of months, so I went online looking for something to … Continue reading

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A regular volunteer

Michelle Munro from Parkhead, Glasgow, is a ‘regular’ with the mid-week volunteer group run by The Conservation Volunteers (TCV). This is her story of being a volunteer. “I was first told about volunteering with TCV by a friend – a … Continue reading

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Volunteering – let’s get physical

Alan first became an environmental volunteer over thirty years ago. He is currently a member of the Glasgow midweek group run by The Conservation Volunteers (TCV). His story stretches back to 1984. “I started volunteering way back, quite a long … 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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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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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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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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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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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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