Category Archives: NatureScot

Watercress of the Pure Springs

Roddy Maclean tells how wild watercress is celebrated in Gaelic culture. Continue reading

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Biolair Uaine an Fhìor-uisg’

Tha Ruairidh MacIlleathain ag innse dhuinn mun ghràdh aig na Gàidheil air a’ bhiolair Continue reading

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The ‘Blind’ Streams of the Uplands

Roddy Maclean looks at the fascinating word ‘caochan’ in the Gaelic landscape Continue reading

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Sruthan ‘caoch’ a’ Mhonaidh

Tha dualchas gu leòr co-cheangailte ri ‘caochanan’ na Gàidhealtachd, mar a tha Ruairidh MacIlleathain a’ mìneachadh. Continue reading

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Nature’s Bounty in a Brùchd

Piles of seaweed thrown up by winter storms can add new elements to the forager’s basket Continue reading

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Mathas na Mara à Brùchdan

Faodaidh brùchdan a’ gheamhraidh air a’ chladach feamainn bhlasta a chur ri daithead an rùrachair Continue reading

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The Surly Animal of the Yellow Moon

Roddy Maclean reveals aspects of the badger’s appearance in folklore and literature, and on Scotland’s Gaelic landscape Continue reading

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Ainmhidh Gnù na Gealaich Bhuidhe

Tha Ruairidh MacIlleathain a’ toirt sùil air a’ bhroc ann am beul-aithris, litreachas agus eòlas-tìre nan Gàidheal Continue reading

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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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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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