Tag Archives: Scottish Natural Heritage

Scottish Ecology, Environment and Conservation Conference 2018: Panel Debate

In this blog, Elsa Kivinen, a second year undergraduate studying Geography and sustainable development at St Andrews University, reflects on a lively debate at the third student conference #SEECC2018 What are the greatest environmental challenges facing Scotland? How do we … Continue reading

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Grab a camera – help chart how the Wester Ross is changing.

If you are lucky enough to be in the Wester Ross National Scenic Area, SNH could really do with your help with the Wester Ross Scenic Photo project. Elli Carlisle tells us more. The Wester Ross Scenic Photo Project is … Continue reading

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Learn from the best – award winning Ruthven Farm

Ruthven farm outside Tomintoul has become something of a magnet for journalists and cameras since farmers Jim and Lesley Simmons successfully scooped the 2016 Cairngorms Nature Farm Award and the more recent Food and Farming accolade in the 2017 Nature … Continue reading

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Get the vibe!

A couple of weeks ago, as one his last engagements as SNH’s Area Manager for Forth, Andy Dorin had the pleasure of attending an event hosted by the Institute of Directors and our friends at SEPA. Andy tells us more. … Continue reading

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Agroecology: in farmers’ words

SNH, with other agencies in the Land Use Policy Group (LUPG)*, has published a report on farmers’ experiences of transition to agroecological approaches. The Organic Research Centre undertook the work with the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust. Here, we describe … Continue reading

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Parliamentary Reception: Celebrating the Year of Young People 2018

On the evening of 7 March, SNH hosted a Parliamentary Reception in partnership with Young Scot in celebration of the Year of Young People 2018 (YoYP2018). The Reception was held at The Scottish Parliament, Holyrood in Edinburgh. Our YoYP Graduate … Continue reading

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The joy of volunteering

Mark McVey is a member of the Coves Reservoir Green Gym in Greenock, run by The Conservation Volunteers (TCV) and partner organisations. Here he tells us about the many benefits that volunteering delivers. How did you get involved in the … Continue reading

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Engaging Young People to Promote Responsible Access

David Henderson Howat, National Access Forum Convener, tells us about some of the inspiring projects on the ground, how young people greatly benefit from outdoor access, as well as how their ideas generated at the recent meeting will be taken forward.     … Continue reading

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Exotic pets can be a danger to native wildlife

Pets that are released, or escape, into the wild can be a danger to our native wildlife. The European Union has placed some of the worst offenders a list of invasive alien species of concern. Stan Whitaker, our non-native species … Continue reading

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Getting to grips with an alien

It looks like a plant from another planet. The European Union has placed American skunk cabbage on a list of invasive alien species of concern.  Stan Whitaker, our non-native species adviser, looks at the implications for nature conservationists and gardeners.  The … Continue reading

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