Tag Archives: woodlands

Norwegian wood

Question: What does Norway have in common with Scotland?  Answer: Much more than those of us attending a talk by Scots-born ecologist, Duncan Halley, expected. Duncan lives and works in Norway for the Norwegian Institute for Nature Research (NINA). He … Continue reading

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Developing Mountain Biking in Scotland

How do you help someone to take the leap from thinking that, maybe they’d like to start cycling, to actually sitting on a saddle and pedalling? Surveys often tell us that people mulling over that leap would be happier taking … Continue reading

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A late feeding frenzy at Craigellachie

Craigellachie National Nature Reserve is easily glimpsed from the A9, but as it sits on the other side of the road to Aviemore it can be overlooked. More’s the pity as it is one of our finest nature reserves, as … Continue reading

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Exploring woodlands

At this time of year many of us will enjoy a stroll in one of Scotland’s  woodlands. To help you get the most out of your visit, our blog today suggests a few special sites to explore and what you … Continue reading

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Early 2015 at Muir of Dinnet

Followers of our Muir of Dinnet NNR blog know of the weather extremes experienced on the reserve this year. If you don’t follow the blog here’s an update from this stunning reserve. Lying within the Cairngorms National Park, Muir of … Continue reading

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William Roy

Following the 1745 Jacobite Rebellion, Major General William Roy mapped Scotland in detail. His maps remain valuable in the present day as they form the basis of our Ancient Woodland Inventory of Scotland. Roy was a superb cartographer and his … Continue reading

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What has nature ever done for us ?

Ewen Cameron is an Operations Manager in our Tayside and Grampian team and descended from many generations of farming folk. Here he talks about how we can help nature locally and in so doing help ourselves and future generations. If … Continue reading

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Best of British – Nature Reserves

Scottish Natural Heritage has teamed up with its sister nature conservation agencies in the UK – Natural Resources Wales, Northern Ireland Environment Agency and Natural England – to recommend where to see nature at its most splendid this autumn. Usually … Continue reading

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