Tag Archives: Wester Ross

Escaping the crowds

Prompted by his daughter’s plea for a ‘wild walk’ to escape Edinburgh’s festival crowds, Policy and Advice Manager Simon Brooks headed to Flowerdale in Wester Ross. One of Scotland’s 42 Wild Land Areas where the quality and extent of wildness … Continue reading

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Fresh new look at Beinn Eighe

Our refurbished Beinn Eighe Visitor Centre will open from Easter to October this year. As Fergus MacNeill reveals, this is the ideal time to sample the delights on offer at Beinn Eighe and Loch Maree Islands National Nature Reserve. Why … Continue reading

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Mountain badgers at Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve

It’s true that animals can pop up in unusual places. Viewers of the recent series of BBC’s Springwatch will have seen a badger swimming out to an island on Minsmere RSPB reserve, and been amazed to witness an adder scaling … Continue reading

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Let the fun(ding) begin – first reserve set to get even better

A recent award of £148 500 to help refurbish the visitor centre at Britain’s oldest National Nature Reserve (NNR) is great news for future visitors, for the local Wester Ross community and for SNH. The funding, from the European Regional … Continue reading

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Wild, wet and wonderful …

They maybe haven’t featured amongst Scotland’s Big Five … but mosses and liverworts – known as ‘Bryophytes’ – are some of Scotland’s most fascinating and important wildlife.  Julie Smith is a Natural Talent apprentice with TCV (The Conservation Volunteers) and … Continue reading

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Sensing Landscape

My name is Rachel Mimiec. I have recently started a Year of Natural Scotland artist residency with SNH looking at areas in Scotland designated as NSAs (National Scenic Areas). I am a visual artist with a practice that includes working and … Continue reading

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