Tag Archives: Skye

Sgeul Allt a’ Bhradain / The Story of the Salmon’s Burn

Tha mòr-sgeul air cùl ainm-àite inntinneach ann an Loch Abar / A sadly fulfilled prophecy lies behind a fishy place-name in Lochaber … Bàs Gormshuil agus Allt a’ Bhradain ’S dòcha gu bheil e na iongnadh do chuid nach eil … 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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Skye – the island that keeps on giving

Not for the first time Skye has been the focus of a major find of Jurassic-period fossils. This time it is a new species of marine reptile that has excited palaeontologists; previously remains of one of the world’s oldest turtles … Continue reading

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