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Storm petrels breeding on Isle of May

22 July, 2021

Storm petrels have been confirmed breeding on NatureScot’s Isle of May National Nature Reserve (NNR) for the first time.

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NatureScot urges watersport visitors to keep their distance from seals

16 July, 2021

Scotland’s nature agency, NatureScot, is urging people not to get too close to seals, after a series of recent incidents at Loch Fleet National Nature Reserve (NNR) and other seal haul-out sites across Scotland.

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Respect, Protect, Enjoy this weekend

15 July, 2021

Visitors to Scotland’s great outdoors are being urged to continue to respect, protect and enjoy our parks, beaches and countryside during this weekend’s expected heatwave.

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First of new inclusive facilities opened today at St Cyrus reserve

06 July, 2021

The first of a series of visitor improvements on St Cyrus National Nature Reserve was officially opened this week (5 July) by Mairi Gougeon, MSP for Angus North and Mearns, and Jenny Miller, the Chief Executive of PAMIS and co-chair of the UK changing places toilets consortium.

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Nature agency calls on Scots to put water out for wildlife this summer

05 July, 2021

NatureScot, Scotland’s nature agency, is urging everyone to take simple steps – such as putting out water for wildlife this summer – to help local wildlife, reverse nature loss and help fight climate change.

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Rare habitat restoration showing signs of success in Highlands

23 June, 2021

A NatureScot project to improve the condition of rare moss heath on Ben Wyvis National Nature Reserve (NNR) is seeing promising results, but is threatened by damage from illegal disturbance.

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Boaters asked to stay away from Muir of Dinnet loch to protect birds

17 June, 2021

NatureScot is asking all visitors to the Muir of Dinnet National Nature Reserve – which receives about 80,000 visitors a year – to stay off Loch Kinord at this sensitive time of year for nesting birds, beginning today (17 June).

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A’ comharrachadh dualchas ainmean-àite Inbhir Nis

16 June, 2021

Tha NatureScot air leabhar-iùil ùr air ainmean-àite baile is sgìre Inbhir Nis fhoillseachadh an-diugh.

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Celebrating the place-name heritage of Inverness

16 June, 2021

NatureScot has today launched a new guide to the place-names of Inverness and the surrounding area. 

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UK’s first NNR launches photo contest to celebrate 70th anniversary

15 June, 2021

NatureScot is inviting people across Scotland to enter a national photo contest, launching today (15 June), to help mark Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve’s 70th anniversary this autumn.

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