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New long distance path could boost Mull economy

31 March, 2014

A proposed trail across Mull would attract new visitors to the island and could bring almost £1m a year into the local economy, according to a report published today (Monday 31 March) by Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH).

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First peek at Beinn Eighe facelift

27 March, 2014

The visitor centre at Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve in Wester Ross opens its doors next week (Monday 31 March) when visitors will be able to see the first results of a two-year upgrade.

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Bringing John Muir home

27 March, 2014

John Muir Festival opens with spectacular launch of The Kelpies

Revered in America, pioneering environmentalist John Muir is less well known in his homeland of Scotland. But as a new national pathway, the John Muir Way, opens in his honour, the John Muir Festival is bringing John Muir home.

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Isle of May re-opens for season

25 March, 2014

The first puffins have already started to arrive at the popular Isle of May national nature reserve, as it gears up for visitors this year, beginning 3 April.

The island is renowned for its bird populations, its seals, its history and its carpets of flowers. The reserve, at the mouth of the Forth, has a boat service from Fife and East Lothian during the visitor season.

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Year of Natural Scotland boost for visitor numbers

06 March, 2014

Reports this week of increased visits to Scotland’s outdoor attractions have been welcomed by Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) given the special focus on our nature and landscape during the Year of Natural Scotland 2013.

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Letter to Editor: Landscape visibility of built development

10 February, 2014

Dear Sir

I would like to clarify that the ‘new figures’ referred to in Martin Williams’ article ‘wind farms are blamed for wild land destruction’ (Monday 10 February), were in fact published in September 2013.

Also, the references to an increase of ‘nearly 2000 square miles’ and the 71% figure refer to the proportion of Scotland from which built development can be seen, not the proportion of the country that actually has development on it (which is a considerably smaller percentage).

Yours etc,

Simon Brooks

Landscape Policy Manager

Scottish Natural Heritage

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