01 September, 2022
Scotland’s festival of foraging is returning for 2022, with a packed programme of mainly in-person events, along with a few online. Foraging Fortnight, which takes place across the country from 3 to 13 September, celebrates our rich natural larder and the variety of wild food available on our doorsteps.
30 August, 2022
Fourteen-year-old Yunique Oqunshe is one of nine recipients of this year’s NatureScot Future Routes Fund, and the COP26 Local Champion for Argyll and Bute will be helping school-aged groups transform neglected grounds into wildlife havens with tree-planting, pond creation and other nature-friendly work through her Nature 4 Wellbeing Sake project.
25 August, 2022
Please note: A separate statutory notice for SSSI enlargement will be sent to accompany this news release.
A public consultation on a proposed extension to the protected area within Caithness and Sutherland Peatlands begins today (25th August), NatureScot has announced.
19 August, 2022
A new report finds that many butterfly species are flourishing in Scotland – but this trend is likely to be short-lived without measures to reduce the effects of climate change.
16 August, 2022
Tha NàdarAlba air am Plana Gàidhlig às ùire aige fhoillseachadh an-diugh, a’ cur an cèill dleastanasan na buidhne airson an ath-chòig bliadhna.
16 August, 2022
NatureScot has today launched its latest Gaelic Plan, setting out the organisation’s commitments for the next five years.
05 August, 2022
After five weeks of closure, NatureScot’s Isle of May is re-opening to public landings from Monday, as the majority of seabirds have left the island. Some restrictions and biosecurity measures will remain however.
02 August, 2022
Scotland’s Nature Agency, NatureScot, is urging hillwalkers to check online for deer stalking information before setting out during the busiest part of the season.
29 July, 2022
NatureScot is advising public landings stop on the island of Mousa in Shetland, to limit the spread of avian flu and give seabirds the best possible chance to survive and recover from the current severe outbreak.
21 July, 2022
The first decade of Scotland’s national programme of peatland restoration, Peatland ACTION, is to be celebrated with a peatland-themed calendar and a year-long touring exhibition. To date, NatureScot, through the Peatland ACTION Fund, has put over 30,000 hectares of peatlands on the road to restoration.