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Mapping our species-rich grasslands

According to UK charity Plantlife, Britain has lost 97% of its species-rich grassland in less than a century. Hundreds of plants, fungi and invertebrate species rely on these important habitats – which in turn support healthy populations of birds and … Continue reading

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Summertime greens and blues

The tractorman comes by closer now, flailing at the rich vegetation below my canopy. The heat, the slight glimmer of sun and he sweats, luring the carnivores from the shade. Jim Carruthers, our resident gardener at Battleby, looks at the … Continue reading

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Making Soils Count!

The Dirt Doctors’ Grant Campbell provides an insight into the communication style of one of our popular Sharing Good Practice events, whilst casting a light on some of the current issues and challenges around the sustainable management of one our … Continue reading

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Location, location, location

Financially these can be challenging times. Office buildings in particular can be a big outgoing, and when various public sector buildings sit close to each other this can seem like a missed opportunity on several levels. It therefore makes good … Continue reading

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The history of Battleby

From time to time visitors to our Battleby office ask about the buildings and gardens here.  For those of you planning a visit or interested in hiring our conference centre facilities we thought you might like a little insight to … Continue reading

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Battleby : fitting focal point for photography festival

When a great occasion finds a great venue the results can be spectacular. That’s what happened this September when the Scottish Nature Photography Festival settled on SNH’s Battleby conference centre for their eagerly awaited event. A wonderful setting, wonderful subject … Continue reading

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