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Foraging festival encourages people to explore wild food

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.

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Young people lead the way on nature projects, with NatureScot Future Routes Fund

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.

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Public Consultation for Caithness and Sutherland Peatlands Set to Open

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. 

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Warmer summers cause butterfly increase in Scotland

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.

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NàdarAlba a’ togail air soirbheas leis a’ Phlana Ghàidhlig às ùire aige

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.

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NatureScot builds on success with its latest Gaelic Plan

16 August, 2022

NatureScot has today launched its latest Gaelic Plan, setting out the organisation’s commitments for the next five years.

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Isle of May NNR to re-open as seabirds leave

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.

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Walkers urged to check for deer stalking before Heading for the Scottish Hills

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.

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NatureScot advises Mousa public landings stop

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.

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10th Anniversary of Peatland ACTION to be celebrated with photo contest

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.

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