Category Archives: Nature in art

Are you ready for the Natural & Cultural Heritage Fund?

A new £5 million fund to support people and organisations with their ideas to promote the outstanding scenery, wildlife and culture of the Highlands and Islands is coming soon. The Natural and Cultural Heritage Fund opens in just a month … Continue reading

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Butterflies of the night, beautifully captured.

Having a keen personal interest in macro photography, Caroline Anderson jumped at the chance to use her Volunteering Day to help reserve staff with a moth trap at Taynish National Nature Reserve. Caroline, a Unit Administrator based in our Lochgilphead … Continue reading

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Al Fresco art at Argyll’s National Nature Reserves

Taynish and Moine Mhor National Nature Reserves are the inspirational settings this summer for several exciting art projects. Artist in residence at Taynish NNR We are delighted to announce that award-winning artist Jane Smith has been appointed as Artist in … Continue reading

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Islands at the edge of the world: exploring St Kilda’s sea caves

The World Heritage Site, St Kilda, lies 41 miles west of Benbecula in the Outer Hebrides and is the most remote part of the British Isles. With life on the islands becoming increasingly challenging, the archipelago’s last 36 human residents … Continue reading

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Words and outdoor worlds: nature writing at Moniack Mhor

Linda Cracknell is a writer of fiction and non-fiction with strong links to nature and landscape. Here she whets our senses with words for outdoor places. Get someone to close their eyes and bury their hands and nose in a pile of last autumn’s … Continue reading

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Tentsmuir NNR – an inspiration for artists and scientists

Today we hear from Tom Cunningham, our Reserve Manager at Tentsmuir National Nature Reserve. Having worked at Tentsmuir for 17 years, few people know the reserve as well as Tom. Here he updates us on the work of  the reserve’s 2013 Artist … Continue reading

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Beautiful Scotland – a bird’s eye view

Regular readers of our blog might have noticed a recurring theme of nature and technology. So, when we saw freelance filmmaker John Duncan’s short film, Beautiful Scotland, a stunning product of this relationship, we asked John to say a few … Continue reading

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Out of sight, brought to mind

How can we show people the rich variety of wildlife and the dramatic landscapes hidden in Scotland’s seas? How do we help people to gain a better understanding of an area’s special features and how they interact with each other? … Continue reading

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Sensing Landscapes: Journeys Through Ben Nevis and Glen Coe.

Rachel Mimiec, our National Scenic Areas Artist in Residence, provides a final post from Glencoe. My residency culminated at Glencoe Village Hall at the end of June. I invited everybody who had engaged with me as part of the residency … Continue reading

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Laurie Campbell

Today’s blog features one of Scotland’s leading natural history photographers – Laurie Campbell.  His award-winning photographs regularly appear in magazines, books, exhibitions and displays. With an impressive array of photography awards to his name it is interesting to note that … Continue reading

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