Category Archives: Obituary

Jane MacKintosh, conservationist and expert on Scotland’s grasslands

Jane Mackintosh, who has died after a brief illness, aged 64, led grassland conservation work in Scotland working for Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH).  She played a key role in raising the profile and importance of semi-natural grasslands and their conservation … Continue reading

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Ray Collier (Chiefie)

On 15 March 2017, Ray Collier passed away, aged 79. Engagingly fascinated by nature in the Highlands, widely published – not least as one of The Guardian’s esteemed band of country diarists – and always curious and encouraging, ‘Chiefie’ was … Continue reading

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Professor Duncan Poore – global conservationist

Roger Crofts, Founder CEO of SNH, and Des Thompson reflect on the life of the late Duncan Poore, former Director of The Nature Conservancy. On 12 April a Service of Remembrance was held in St John the Evangelist, Inverness, to … Continue reading

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John Sawyer (1st November 1968 – 6th November 2015)

Today (25 November) is John Sawyer’s funeral and gathering in his remembrance. Some people, at the end of their lives, have obituaries written and waiting for that moment. But when the end is unexpected at the early age of 47, … Continue reading

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Dick Balharry

With the recent death of Dick Balharry we lost a friend, colleague and formidable champion of wild land. A largely self-taught naturalist, Dick was created a MBE in 1996, and received an Honorary Doctorate in Science from Abertay University in … Continue reading

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