Latest press releases
First-ever Scottish wildcat release approved
24 March, 2023
NatureScot has approved a licence application from the Saving Wildcats partnership to release wildcats in the Cairngorms National Park later this year.
Farmers and land managers urged to share adder sightings
22 March, 2023
Farmers and land managers are being urged to take part in a nationwide survey that seeks to better understand how Scotland’s adder population is faring.
NatureScot concludes action to prevent damage by deer
15 March, 2023
NatureScot has concluded use of its intervention powers to carry out a cull of red deer in Sutherland to protect designated habitats.
Scotland is buzzing with pollinator-friendly activity
10 March, 2023
A wealth of projects to help pollinators are taking place across Scotland to tackle biodiversity loss and the nature crisis, a new NatureScot report reveals.
General licence restricted on Angus estate
08 March, 2023
NatureScot has restricted the use of general licences on Millden Estate, in the Angus Glens, for three years.
£2billion private finance pilot potential ‘vital step in restoring Scotland’s woodlands’
01 March, 2023
NatureScot, Scotland’s nature agency, is partnering in a private finance investment pilot that could mobilise £2 billion in landscape scale restoration of native woodland, create new jobs and support rural communities across all parts of Scotland.