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Species of the month: North Atlantic gannet

Killer acceleration, ultra-streamlined body, wrap-around airbags and dazzling speeds – we’re not talking supercars here but a seabird. In fact, the biggest seabird in the North Atlantic, with a wingspan of just under 2 m: the northern gannet. For the … Continue reading

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News from Noss

We’re now well into August, which means there’s less than two weeks left for you to squeeze in a visit to Noss, Shetland’s spectacular seabird island, tucked away beyond Bressay to the east of Lerwick. Read on as Reserve Manager … Continue reading

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Tentsmuir NNR – an inspiration for artists and scientists

Today we hear from Tom Cunningham, our Reserve Manager at Tentsmuir National Nature Reserve. Having worked at Tentsmuir for 17 years, few people know the reserve as well as Tom. Here he updates us on the work of  the reserve’s 2013 Artist … Continue reading

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Arrivals and departures

Craig Nisbet is one of the seasonal rangers working on our Noss National Nature Reserve in Shetland. Today his blog post looks back on July, a particularly active month for the seabird colonies on Noss. Already he has had to … Continue reading

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Monitoring sea-birds on Noss

Craig Nisbet is one of the seasonal rangers working on our Noss National Nature Reserve in Shetland. Today he provides a blog looking at the purpose and method of monitoring on this spectacular reserve. “The Noss wardens are on hand … Continue reading

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The remarkable Martin Martin

A few years ago Scottish Natural Heritage mounted an exhibition called Highland Naturalists which celebrated the work of people from all walks of life who had contributed much to our understanding of Scotland’s natural world.  Most made their mark in … Continue reading

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Time to see Scotland’s seabirds

Over four million seabirds are at home in Scotland at this time of year. Many of them congregate in large colonies on cliffs around our 11800 km of coastline. The amazing spectacle of wheeling flocks of seabirds can be seen … Continue reading

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