Tag Archives: Shetland

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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