Tag Archives: Rum

Marine litter on our shores

Litter in our oceans can have a devastating impact on wildlife at sea. Most of us have seen upsetting images of turtles, whales, dolphins or seabirds entangled with plastics or discarded fishing gear. Perhaps less well known is the tragic … Continue reading

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The Schools Hebridean Society – the Hebrides through young eyes

Our Principal Adviser on Biodiversity, Des Thompson, recalls the outstanding work of a small organisation operating in the Hebrides, and the influences of one of its Honorary Advisers, the Dean of Windsor. A Christmas round-robin from a former colleague, Jo … Continue reading

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Species of the month – red deer

The roar of red deer stags across a Highland glen is one of the most evocative sounds of a Scottish autumn. For many of us who take to the hills at this time of year, hearing that wild sound and … Continue reading

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Species of the month – Manx shearwater

Andy Douse is Scottish Natural Heritage’s senior ornithologist. He has recently been working on Rum National Nature Reserve counting and observing the Manx shearwater colony. Here he tells us what that work involved.   Despite the fact that it was … Continue reading

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Rat’s life

Rum National Nature Reserve is internationally important for breeding Manx shearwaters.  It is reckoned that around 23% of the world’s population of this remarkable seabird breed on this Hebridean island. Sean Carlisle is currently working on Rum as part of … Continue reading

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Rum arrival

Visitors to Rum National Nature Reserve can enjoy the sight of a new foal on the island.  The young filly called Fraoch was born to Stroma in July and is thriving.  As our picture shows the youngster is a real beauty … Continue reading

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