Tag Archives: Beinn Eighe

Beauty and innovation at Beinn Eighe NNR

George Winter, from Derby, recently spent 4 months volunteering at Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve. However, this was far from his first time volunteering for outdoor work! Here he tells us about how his passion for the Scottish Highlands grew … Continue reading

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Dragons of Beinn Eighe

I was tempted to title this article ‘Dragons of Wester Ross’, but didn’t want to mislead Game of Thrones fans. Alas, the dragons I shall be discussing here are not the mythical, fire-breathing reptiles of the imaginary land of Westeros, … Continue reading

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Beinn Eighe

Douglas Gibson works at our Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve.  Sometimes people stop him and ask “What do you actually DO on that reserve?  Wonder no more, here Douglas lifts the lid on some fairly typical activities. A visitor quite … Continue reading

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From Beinn Eighe to bees

It was in the reign of Queen Victoria that the first foreign honeybees were imported into the UK and our weather-hardy, chocolate-coloured brown bee began to fall out of fashion. Before this, all beekeepers in Britain kept the British Isles’ … 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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Fresh new look at Beinn Eighe

Our refurbished Beinn Eighe Visitor Centre will open from Easter to October this year. As Fergus MacNeill reveals, this is the ideal time to sample the delights on offer at Beinn Eighe and Loch Maree Islands National Nature Reserve. Why … Continue reading

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Species of the month

Pine marten Seldom seen, the pine marten is a furred woodland dweller that likes to make its moves by night. It was pushed to the brink of UK extinction in the past through human persecution and loss of habitat, and … Continue reading

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Valuable volunteers

The role of volunteers on our National Nature Reserves is a highly valuable one. Richard Carpenter and Liz Knowles are working at our Beinn Eighe Reserve in Wester Ross for three weeks and have agreed to give us a couple … Continue reading

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Fish-bones and Apricot jam-tarts

Hidden Treasures – part two. Sandy Coppins is an internationally recognised lichen expert and we are delighted that she has agreed to pen a two-part blog for us.  In part one (published last week) Sandy explained what lichens are, now … Continue reading

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Hidden treasure

Sandy Coppins is an internationally recognised lichen expert and we are delighted that she has agreed to pen a two-part blog for us.  In part one Sandy explains what lichens are, and in part two — using Beinn Eighe National … Continue reading

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