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Scotland’s New National Park stakeholder consultation launched

07 October, 2022

The next stage of the Scottish Government’s commitment to establish at least one new National Park in the lifetime of this parliament, by spring 2026, begins today with the launch of a consultation.

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Scotland’s fossil enthusiasts urged to have their say on revised Code

06 October, 2022

Some of the world’s rarest and most important fossil discoveries have been made in Scotland, from Jurassic dinosaur footprints on Skye, fragments of an equatorial coal forest in Glasgow and the bones of 250-million-year-old reptiles that roamed the desert sands of what is now Elgin.

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New beaver strategy for Scotland

21 September, 2022


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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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