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Parliamentary Reception: Celebrating the Year of Young People 2018

On the evening of 7 March, SNH hosted a Parliamentary Reception in partnership with Young Scot in celebration of the Year of Young People 2018 (YoYP2018). The Reception was held at The Scottish Parliament, Holyrood in Edinburgh. Our YoYP Graduate … Continue reading

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Engaging Young People to Promote Responsible Access

David Henderson Howat, National Access Forum Convener, tells us about some of the inspiring projects on the ground, how young people greatly benefit from outdoor access, as well as how their ideas generated at the recent meeting will be taken forward.     … Continue reading

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How do you connect with rivers?

Victoria Keele is a PhD student funded by SNH and based at Plymouth University. Here she talks about her work investigating the multiple benefits that rivers in Scotland provide for human wellbeing. Hello! I am currently in the 3rd year … Continue reading

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Diary entries from Creag Meagaidh (Part 2)

The 2017-2018 intake of SNH Graduate Placements took to the Highlands in mid December to visit Creag Meagaidh National Nature Reserve (NNR). As part of their training and development, they ventured out to learn more about reserve management and volunteering. … Continue reading

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Wind farms for life

Becky Rae, our graduate placement for Planning & Renewables looks at the legacy for young people in Scotland of planning onshore wind farms in perpetuity. The Scottish Planning Policy (SPP), published by the Scottish Government in June 2014, identifies a … Continue reading

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Teaching in Nature – taking learning outdoors

Sharon Cunningham, our Outdoor Learning Officer, tells us more about engaging young people in outdoor learning through the Teaching in Nature programme. “I feel more confident taking pupils out to natural places for learning. It [Teaching in Nature] has allowed … Continue reading

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Capturing nature through the lens

Working in our Lochgilphead office, Caroline Anderson has been co-ordinating the Snapberry project since 2009 engaging young people with nature through photography. Here she describes how this exciting project has flourished. Snapberry was born as a result of a staff … Continue reading

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Licence to research European Protected Species

Jenna Lane is currently working as a Licensing Officer at Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) in Inverness. Prior to this role, she managed to secure a Graduate Placement with SNH just before finishing her Master’s dissertation – perfect timing! Jenna tells … Continue reading

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Two bogs, a swamp and some islands

Amee Hood is an SNH Reserve Officer for the Flanders Moss, Blawhorn Moss and Loch Lomond National Nature Reserves near Stirling. She tells us about her experience on a student placement, and as a young person within SNH. Before I … Continue reading

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A fervour for nature

Calan Daniels (aged 11) and his mother, Shaila Rao, are guest-bloggers for the Year of Young People themed month here at SNH. Shaila introduces the blog with a short word on her perspective of Calan’s growing interest and passion for … Continue reading

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