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A Gaelic View of ‘Wild’

The Gaelic equivalent of the English word ‘rewilding’ is ‘ath-fhiadhachadh’. Roddy Maclean argues that the word, and the concept, sit comfortably within a Gaelic world-view. Continue reading

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‘Ath-fhiadhachadh’ tro Shùilean nan Gàidheal

Tha Ruairidh MacIlleathain a’ cumail a-mach gu bheil ‘ath-fhiadhachadh’ nàdarrach gu leòr mar bheachd-smuain agus mar fhacal Continue reading

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Remote community partnership achieves big wins for wildlife, heritage and people

Coigach & Assynt Living Landscape is one of the largest community-led partnerships in Scotland, with 10 of its 14 partners drawn from local communities. Despite a population of just 1400, these tiny communities have pulled together to bring significant positive … Continue reading

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Fairy Mountains of the Gàidhealtachd

The word sìth for ‘fairy mountain’ is less frequent than its diminutive form sìthean, but it is to be found in the names of some significant and beautiful hills. Leugh ann an Gàidhlig Many readers will be aware that the … Continue reading

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Sìthean na Gàidhealtachd

Chan eil am facal sìth cho bitheanta ri a mheanbh-riochd, sìthean, ach tha e ri fhaicinn ann an ainmean grunn bheanntan brèagha. Read in English Bidh leughadairean gu leòr eòlach air an fhacal sìthean agus mar a bhios daoine a’ … Continue reading

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Scotland’s Landscape Monitoring Programme

Publication of three new indicators: Urban Greenspace, Local Landscape Areas and Urban Vacant & Derelict Land Background Our landscapes can make a significant contribution to the way we live and our overall wellbeing. Importantly they contribute to biodiversity and climate change … Continue reading

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Monitoring the not-so-common Common Crane in North East Scotland

Today, we welcome back guest blogger and ace photographer Ron Macdonald, who takes us on an amazing visual and auditory journey following common cranes in North East Scotland, as he volunteers for RSPB to help monitor and understand this recovering … Continue reading

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The ‘Goose’ that Calls the Rain

In Gaelic tradition, the red-throated diver not only predicts rain but actually ‘calls it in’. Leugh ann an Gàidhlig A few months ago, I wrote a blog about birds whose behaviour – according to Gaelic tradition – might be used … Continue reading

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‘Gèadh’ Ruadh an Uisge

Bidh an learga-ruadh ‘ag èigheachd air an uisge’, co-dhiù a rèir beul-aithris. Read in English Beagan mhìosan air ais, sgrìobh mi blog mu eòin a bhios ag innse dhuinn mun aimsir romhainn, co-dhiù ann am beul-aithris nan Gàidheal. Bidh an … Continue reading

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Enhanced Shepherding: Working together to find solutions to a complex issue

Lambing season on Scotland’s hills can be a challenging time for farmers and crofters.  In this guest blog we hear from Freya King from Skye who has been delivering enhanced shepherding supported by the Sea Eagle Management Scheme, a measure … Continue reading

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