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.
Walkers urged to check for deer stalking before Heading for the Scottish Hills
02 August, 2022
Scotland’s Nature Agency, NatureScot, is urging hillwalkers to check online for deer stalking information before setting out during the busiest part of the season.
NatureScot advises Mousa public landings stop
29 July, 2022
NatureScot is advising public landings stop on the island of Mousa in Shetland, to limit the spread of avian flu and give seabirds the best possible chance to survive and recover from the current severe outbreak.
10th Anniversary of Peatland ACTION to be celebrated with photo contest
21 July, 2022
The first decade of Scotland’s national programme of peatland restoration, Peatland ACTION, is to be celebrated with a peatland-themed calendar and a year-long touring exhibition. To date, NatureScot, through the Peatland ACTION Fund, has put over 30,000 hectares of peatlands on the road to restoration.
Avian flu update: NatureScot advises public landings to stop on 23 islands
21 July, 2022
NatureScot is advising public landings to stop on 23 Scottish islands, limiting the spread of avian flu and giving seabirds the best possible chance to survive and recover from the current severe outbreak.
Almost £5 million awarded to projects to fight climate change in Scotland
20 July, 2022
Almost £5 million has been today awarded to 46 projects in Scotland to improve natural habitats, safeguard plant and animal species, improve biodiversity, and tackle climate change.
Almost £1.5m in funding for extra rangers at Scotland’s nature hot spots this summer
19 July, 2022
Many of Scotland’s most popular natural sites are to receive a staffing boost this summer, with Scottish Government funding of almost £1.5 million to support better visitor management and help safeguard the environment for visitors and local communities.
Avian flu task force announced
14 July, 2022
NatureScot is setting up a new task force to co-ordinate a national response to the avian influenza crisis that is devastating vulnerable seabirds, and other wild bird populations in Scotland.
Holiday fun at Tentsmuir
12 July, 2022
Tentsmuir National Nature Reserve (NNR) in Fife is holding an open day next week with a host of fun activities for all ages.
Appeal to help protect Mull wildlife
01 July, 2022
Visitors to Mull are being urged to help protect wildlife this summer in response to concerns about increased disturbance at island hotspots.