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Crowd-funding appeal to help replace bird hide destroyed by fire

01 March, 2021

An appeal to help fund the replacement of a popular bird hide recently destroyed by fire was launched today (1 March). NatureScot’s popular Mill Hide on the shores of Loch Leven National Nature Reserve (NNR) was completely gutted in a blaze on February 18th.

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Community group takes ownership of Dunnet Forest

25 February, 2021

A local trust in Caithness will be taking forward ambitious ideas for Dunnet Forest, after becoming owners of the popular woodland on 25 February.

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Shock and sadness as award-winning bird hide destroyed

19 February, 2021

An award-winning bird hide on the shores at Loch Leven National Nature Reserve (NNR) has been destroyed in a fire that is thought to have been started deliberately.

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Survey finds beavers establishing strong presence in City of Perth

17 February, 2021

Beavers in Scotland are establishing a strong presence in Perth, according to researchers conducting the most comprehensive ever survey of the animal in Scotland.    

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£1.9 billion boost from walking and cycling

15 February, 2021

Users of Scotland’s National Walking and Cycling Network (NWCN) spent £1.9 billion in the local economy in 2019.

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Progress report reveals boost for bees

14 February, 2021


A new report reveals Scotland’s bees and other pollinators were given a welcome boost in 2020, despite Covid restrictions.

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More action needed to help nature

12 February, 2021

Scotland is making progress towards meeting current international biodiversity targets but much more action is needed, a report published today shows.

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Urgent plea for dog owners to take the lead on responsible ownership near livestock

11 February, 2021

Several Scottish organisations have united in an urgent plea to dog owners across the country to keep their dogs under proper control around livestock.

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Risk of extreme droughts likely to increase in Scotland

02 February, 2021

Scotland is likely to face an increase in the risk of extreme droughts over the next two decades as a result of climate change.

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Revamp for Scotland’s favourite paths

22 January, 2021

Some of Scotland’s best-loved paths are being revamped with new funding to remove barriers and improve access for all.

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