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The Leaping Dolphins

A number of species of leumadairean – dolphins – can be seen in Scottish waters. Leugh ann an Gàidhlig There is a rocky point of land to the south of the village of Clachtoll in Assynt (North West Sutherland) which … Continue reading

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Leumadairean na h-Alba

Tha grunn ghnèithean de leumadairean rim faicinn timcheall chostaichean na h-Alba. Read in English Tha rubha creagach deas air a’ Chlach Tholl ann an Asainte air a bheil ainm gu math iomchaidh. À Rubha Leumair (no Rubha an Leumaire mar … Continue reading

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CORROUR BOTHY: A REFUGE IN THE WILDERNESS

Last year saw the centenary of Corrour Bothy – perhaps the most famous bothy in the world and the oldest still in use. Today’s blog comes from author and passionate Scottish hillwalker, Ralph Storer, who tracked down and united the … Continue reading

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Misty Isle with a clear vision

Read in Gaelic Our Natural and Cultural Heritage Fund supports opportunities to conserve, protect and promote the nature and culture of the Highlands & Islands. In today’s blog, we speak to Dougie Baird about the exciting Iconic Sites Project on the Isle … Continue reading

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Carragheen

Carragheen is a common and widely foraged seaweed in Gaelic Scotland, with a name that tells the forager where it can be found. Leugh ann an Gàidhlig Cairgein (also given as Carraigean) is a special seaweed in a Scottish Gaelic … Continue reading

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An Cairgein – sàr-fheamainn

ʼS iomadh duine a bhios a’ cruinneachadh a’ chairgein air cladaichean creagach mar a bhiodh ar sinnsearan o shean. Read in English ʼS e an cairgein (no carraigean) feamainn shònraichte do na Gàidheil. Bidh feadhainn fhathast ga chruinneachadh airson silidh … Continue reading

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Art on the Bog: Flanders Moss and Forth Valley Art Beat

Today’s blog is written by our Flanders Moss National Nature Reserve (NNR) manager, David Pickett. He describes a fantastic art event taking place on the reserve, as part of the Forth Valley Art Beat, Central Scotland’s Open Studios and Art … Continue reading

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On a hide to nothing…how to remove a bird hide from the middle of a wetland.

Our NatureScot student placement scheme provides great opportunities for recent graduates to get invaluable work experience that puts their new skills into practice. Countryside Management graduate Fraser Wilson continues his series of posts about his work as a National Nature Reserve Assistant, helping to maintain … Continue reading

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Learning how to build a boardwalk at Caerlaverock

Our NatureScot student placement scheme provides great opportunities for recent graduates to get invaluable work experience that puts their new skills into practice. Countryside Management graduate Fraser Wilson continues his series of posts about his work as a National Nature Reserve … Continue reading

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Stones of Inverness

Stones with special names and stories – in and around the Highland capital – are among the treasures highlighted in a new book published by NatureScot. Leugh ann an Gàidhlig As the author of the recently published ‘Place-Names of Inverness and … Continue reading

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