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Carragheen

Carragheen is a common and widely foraged seaweed in Gaelic Scotland, with a name that tells the forager where it can be found. Leugh ann an Gàidhlig Cairgein (also given as Carraigean) is a special seaweed in a Scottish Gaelic … Continue reading

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An Cairgein – sàr-fheamainn

ʼS iomadh duine a bhios a’ cruinneachadh a’ chairgein air cladaichean creagach mar a bhiodh ar sinnsearan o shean. Read in English ʼS e an cairgein (no carraigean) feamainn shònraichte do na Gàidheil. Bidh feadhainn fhathast ga chruinneachadh airson silidh … Continue reading

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On a hide to nothing…how to remove a bird hide from the middle of a wetland.

Our NatureScot student placement scheme provides great opportunities for recent graduates to get invaluable work experience that puts their new skills into practice. Countryside Management graduate Fraser Wilson continues his series of posts about his work as a National Nature Reserve Assistant, helping to maintain … Continue reading

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Learning how to build a boardwalk at Caerlaverock

Our NatureScot student placement scheme provides great opportunities for recent graduates to get invaluable work experience that puts their new skills into practice. Countryside Management graduate Fraser Wilson continues his series of posts about his work as a National Nature Reserve … Continue reading

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Dingwall Bay Spartina control

Over the past few years, RSPB, with funding from NatureScot, has been successfully controlling the invasive Spartina cord-grass from the Dingwall Bay area, helping to improve the condition of the sensitive coastal habitats, and in turn improve opportunities for the … Continue reading

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Improving the Flow for our visitors

Our NatureScot student placement scheme provides great opportunities for recent graduates to get invaluable work experience that puts their new skills into practice. Fraser Wilson studied Countryside Management at Scotland’s Rural College and is now working with our NNR team, … Continue reading

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Mapping the way forward for Scotland’s pollinators

Our blog today looks at one of the many projects NatureScot is working on to improve the future for our vital pollinating insects. Cameron, one of this year’s NatureScot graduate placements who is mapping Scotland’s pollinator-friendly habitats, tells us more … Continue reading

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Mussels left high and dry in drought?

A new report published by NatureScot has found evidence that a drought in 2018 had a detrimental impact on freshwater pearl mussel populations in several Scottish rivers. In today’s blog, river restoration graduate placement Orla Hilton takes a closer look … Continue reading

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Cairt-làir – lus beag le cliù mòr / Tormentil – little plant with a big reputation

Ged a tha e beag, tha dualchas iongantach aig a’ chairt-làir, gu h-àraidh am measg nan Gàidheal / Tormentil might be small and little celebrated today, but it played a substantial role in the social history of northern Scotland … … Continue reading

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A new way to benefit nature on farms and crofts

Today’s blog, written by NatureScot agriculture officer, Kirsten Brewster, details a new trial in Scotland, which gives incentives to farmers and crofters to manage flower-rich meadows, help vulnerable populations of wading birds thrive, restore peatlands, and manage other nature-rich areas. … Continue reading

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