Scotland’s First Academic Peatland Restoration Course Launched
03 November, 2022
A new course in peatland restoration, the first of its kind in Scotland, is now open for booking. The course, supported with additional online learning, has been developed by Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) in partnership with NatureScot Peatland ACTION and is aimed at graduates currently involved, or aspiring to work, in the planning of peatland restoration schemes which are a vital nature-based solution to the climate emergency.
More than £500K announced for natural capital projects
01 November, 2022
Seven pioneering private investment projects to restore nature and improve opportunities for people to access and enjoy it, while mitigating and adapting to climate change, have been awarded Investment Ready Nature in Scotland (IRNS) funding.
Avian flu vigilance remains high
26 October, 2022
NatureScot has set up a surveillance network to monitor migrating geese and wintering waterbirds and guard against the continuing threat of avian flu this autumn and winter.
New round of funding for community marine surveys announced
18 October, 2022
The second round of the Community Marine Equipment fund has been launched this month to help communities and local groups get involved in monitoring Scotland’s seabed and coastlines.
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.
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.
New beaver strategy for Scotland
21 September, 2022
ISSUED ON BEHALF OF SCOTLAND’S BEAVER STRATEGY ORGANISING TEAM
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.