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Autumn gems in your lawn – our grassland fungi

As we move deeper into autumn, with cooler nights and frequent showers, it becomes increasingly difficult to mow our lawns. It’s almost time to clean our mowers and store them away till the spring. However, lawns and other grassland areas … Continue reading

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Loch Fleet Family Open Day

Adam Rose and Ian Mitchell, work in our Golspie office and have a strong association with our Loch Fleet National Nature Reserve. Tomorrow they host a Family Open Day and both were naturally keen to talk a little more about … Continue reading

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Engaging farmers in biodiversity solutions

SNH Graduate Placement Kirsten Brewster has been appointed to our “Engaging farmers in biodiversity solutions”, an SNH led project that is working to understand how farmers value nature and what they see as important in terms of conservation. The project … Continue reading

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The Narrows of Loch Fleet

All through this month we are taking a look at seasonal change. Autumn is a classic season for folk to get out and about, and in order to help you get the most from the month we will have posts … Continue reading

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National Poetry Day – our favourites

Scotland’s array of beautiful environments remain the muse of many traditional and contemporary poets, songwriters and artists. Inspiration can be often found during an ascent in the Cairngorms; in morning’s birdsong; or upon reflection of evening’s sundown. As part of … Continue reading

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Let’s head to Taynish

Now is the time to celebrate Taynish National Nature Reserve’s 40th Anniversary. Today (Friday) and tomorrow there are plenty of events to enjoy at the Reserve. But even if you can’t manage along there are lots of good reasons to … Continue reading

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Facelift for peat hags

Peatland ACTION have been hard at work on Beinn Dubh and Mid Hill high above the shores of Loch Lomond. The team have been using the healing powers of sphagnum moss to give old peat hags a facelift in an … Continue reading

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A’ tilleadh air thòir nam maorach as t-Sultain – The ‘r’ returns and so do the shellfish hunters!

A’ tilleadh air thòir nam maorach as t-Sultain ’S ann as t-Sultain a bhios mòran de luchd-rùrachd a’ chladaich a’ tilleadh don tràigh-mhaorach, mar a mhìnicheas Ruairidh MacIlleathain: Tha e na chleachdadh cumanta gun a bhith a’ rùrachd airson maoraich … Continue reading

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“I feel I am Home! I love it!”

Vicki Mowat, a member of our Press and PR team, recently headed out to Loch Lomond to join a group of refugees at Inchcailloch. Here she reflects on a very successful Govan Community Project trip. A few weeks ago, we … Continue reading

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Inspired by nature

National Nature Reserves are amongst the most inspirational places in Scotland. Fabulous for nature and great places for people, they showcase the very best of Scotland’s natural heritage. That’s why they are our theme for September. Throughout the month we … Continue reading

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