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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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Protecting Orkney’s voles

Today, we have a fascinating guest post from Ann Cockerton, who until recently was the Orkney Native Wildlife Project communications manager. Our annual wildlife monitoring surveys concluded last month with the completion of the Orkney vole surveys. The Orkney vole … 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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Kings and Queens in the Gaelic Landscape

Roddy Maclean looks at Gaelic ‘royal’ names in Scotland’s landscape Continue reading

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Rìghrean is Banrighrean air Aghaidh na Tìre

Tha Ruairidh MacIlleathain a’ toirt sùil air faclan ‘rìoghail’ a tha co-cheangailte ri ainmean-àite Gàidhlig Continue reading

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Safe and Sustainable Mushroom Foraging

Thinking of mushroom foraging? Check out this blog for tips on a sustainable – and tasty – foraging experience Continue reading

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Two Basking Fish of the West Highland summer

Roddy Maclean shares his enthusiasm for two amazing summer visitors to our waters Continue reading

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