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On the trail of the 64s group – capturing Wild Shetland

Wildlife cameraman Fergus Gill was Maramedia’s main team member on the ground throughout summer 2017, when they filmed their latest spectacular nature documentary Wild Shetland: Scotland’s Viking Frontier. Fergus is of course the son of our own celebrated photographer, Lorne, … Continue reading

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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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All systems go for residents of Noss NNR

Craig Nisbet is the Reserve Manager at our Noss National Nature Reserve. It is one of two Shetland reserves we have and a haven for all sorts of seabirds (and much more besides).  Here Craig gives us the first of … Continue reading

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Seabird City goes live

Back in July we reported from our Noss National Nature Reserve on a visitor with a very specific mission.  Stephen Parker was working on a wildlife documentary as part of his University of Salford Masters Degree and we promised to … Continue reading

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Youth hostels and nature

You can enjoy some of Scotland’s favourite species and habitats from the network of Scottish youth hostels dotted around the country. With accommodation to suit all tastes, there is something for everyone. The editor of SYHA’s Hosteller magazine, Jane Mackie, … Continue reading

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A day like no other on the Isle of Noss

Noss National Nature Reserve in Shetland is a dramatic island, uninhabited for half the year but looked after during spring and summer by two wardens who carry out research & monitoring work and ferry visitors across the sound in their … Continue reading

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