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NatureScot discuss sale of Kinloch Castle with potential new owner

14 June, 2022

NatureScot has announced today that they are in advanced discussions with a potential new owner for Kinloch Castle on the Isle of Rum, a property the nature agency has owned since 1957.

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UK Government Minister for Scotland backs UNESCO bid for The Flow Country

09 June, 2022

*Images from the Minister's visit to The Flow Country today included.

The UK Government Minister for Scotland Iain Stewart MP has joined the call for Scotland’s The Flow Country – the most extensive blanket bog system in the world and home to some of Scotland’s rarest wildlife – to become a UNESCO World Heritage site.

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Media invite: UK Government Minister for Scotland to visit Flow Country World Heritage Project

07 June, 2022

Media invite: UK Government Minister for Scotland Iain Stewart will visit the Flow Country World Heritage Project to back bid to become a UNESCO World Heritage site.

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Wee Foresters plant thousands of trees across Scotland

31 May, 2022

School children and local communities have planted more than 16,000 native trees as part of Scotland’s growing network of Wee Forests.

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Promising results from mountain hare survey

26 May, 2022

Joint news release issued by NatureScot, the British Trust for Ornithology, the Mammal Society, the Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust and the James Hutton Institute.

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Beaver licensing figures published

23 May, 2022

NatureScot has published the latest beaver licensing figures, as work steps up to prepare for expansion of the population across Scotland.

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Warning of high risk of deer on roads

20 May, 2022

With increased collisions between deer and vehicles at this time of year, NatureScot is warning motorists to slow down and be on the lookout for deer on the road.

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New Hermaness hill path and welcome area opened

17 May, 2022

A new hill path and welcome area has been officially opened at NatureScot’s Hermaness National Nature Reserve (NNR).

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Ambitious green finance initiative launched: £500,000 initially available to enhance Scotland’s coasts and seas

11 May, 2022

A ground-breaking initiative has been launched today by Scotland’s Minister for Environment and Land Reform, Mairi McAllan, to transform the health of Scotland’s coasts and seas.

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New Phoenix Hide rises from the ashes at Loch Leven nature reserve

06 May, 2022

The new Phoenix Hide at Loch Leven National Nature Reserve (NNR) has been officially opened, rising from the ashes of the old building that was burnt down in 2021.

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