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Volunteers wanted for innovative Scottish mountain hare survey

22 March, 2021

Joint news release issued by NatureScot, BTO, the Mammal Society, GWCT and the James Hutton Institute

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New reports shows Gaelic reverence for nature

18 March, 2021

Gaelic names and folklore reveal how fundamental nature and all its benefits were to Scotland’s Gaels, according to a new report published by NatureScot today.

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Spèis nan Gàidheal air nàdar ga taisbeanadh ann an aithisg ùr

18 March, 2021

Tha ainmean is beul-aithris nan Gàidheal a’ sealltainn dhuinn gu dè cho cudromach ’s a bha nàdar, agus na buannachdan na chois, do na Gàidheil, a rèir aithisg ùr a dh’fhoillsich NatureScot an-diugh.

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Additional £2.6m award for Highlands & Islands tourism

15 March, 2021

Four projects in the Highlands and Islands will share a £2.6 million European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) award to promote the outstanding scenery, wildlife and culture of the Highlands and Islands, the Cabinet Secretary for Rural Economy and Tourism, Fergus Ewing, announced today.

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Flapper skate protection

10 March, 2021

NatureScot has today welcomed the announcement by Scottish Ministers that an urgent Marine Protected Area has been designated for the flapper skate egg-laying habitat in the Inner Sound.

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NatureScot calendar supports seabird charity

02 March, 2021

Last year NatureScot appealed to the nation for their treasured photos of Scotland’s rivers, coasts, seas, lochs and canals, to feature in a charity calendar marking Scotland’s Year of Coasts and Waters.

Keeping with the coastal theme - the Scottish Seabird Centre, the conservation and education charity based in North Berwick, was chosen by NatureScot staff to receive the fundraising total of more than £1000.

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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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