Tag Archives: Shetland

#CycleForNature – The Northern Isles

Half way through the final leg of her epic active travel challenge, the end is almost in sight now for Francesca. Today in her penultimate #CycleForNature blog post she tells us about her visit to the Northern Isles. I have … Continue reading

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Shooting Shetland

Our guest blogger today is James Salisbury who, until recently, was studying for a Master of Arts degree in Wildlife Documentary Production at the University of Salford. For his final film he chose to spend a month documenting the birds … 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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New breeders and passage migrants

Craig Nisbet is the warden on our Noss National Nature Reserve. With a keen interest in birds he has been sharing news of his latest sightings, and below he updates us on what he has spotted in the month 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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An adventure to Noss

There are few National Nature Reserves in Scotland that present as much of a challenge to visit as Noss NNR. The rewards however are a sense of achievement and satisfaction in what you discover. This is clearly reflected in some … Continue reading

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Tirricks and scootie allans herald the return of summer

Katherine Snell and Craig Nisbet are SNH wardens working on the stunning island of Noss. Part of the Shetland Isles, the reserve is renowned as one of Europe’s finest wildlife sites. Its 180 metre-high sea cliffs come to life in … Continue reading

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Species of the month

Otter The otter is undoubtedly one of Britain’s favourite mammals, and currently flourishing. Seen as being inquisitive, playful and intelligent, they’re magnificent swimmers that are found in coastal as well as inland waters across much of Scotland. A member of … Continue reading

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Mr. Shetland – Bobby Tulloch

A few years ago SNH mounted an exhibition called The 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 were not full-time scientists, but … 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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