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SNH statement on Dick Balharry from Susan Davies, SNH chief executive

23 April, 2015

With the death yesterday of Dick Balharry we have lost a friend, colleague and formidable champion of wild land. A largely self-taught naturalist, Dick was created a MBE in 1996, and received an Honorary Doctorate in Science from Abertay University in 2010.

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Report on capercaillie breeding success in Scots pinewoods in Strathspey

21 April, 2015

Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) today published a report which investigates the factors associated with capercaillie breeding success.

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Puffins now nesting on the Isle of May

21 April, 2015

The first puffin eggs of the season have been laid on the Isle of May National Nature Reserve.

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Community work to help pearl mussels in Wester Ross

21 April, 2015

People across Wester Ross are uniting to help protect the area’s important freshwater pearl mussels as part of the Riverwatch scheme.

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New generation of aspen trees for the strath

20 April, 2015

A new development will help establish new Aspen woodlands in the Strathspey area and ensure that the older woodlands become more connected.

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Purple Kelpies for John Muir Way

08 April, 2015

The Kelpies will kick off celebrations for the first anniversary of the John Muir Way on 18 April with a dramatic transformation: they’ll turn purple like the John Muir Way markers along the route.

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Isle of May opens with new reserve manager

02 April, 2015

The Isle of May is open again for the year – and is welcoming a new Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) reserve manager as well.

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New Sea Eagle Management Scheme launched for 2015

02 April, 2015

A new scheme has been introduced this year to continue support for livestock farmers and crofters experiencing impacts across the sea eagle breeding range.

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Spring in your step in Ayr

02 April, 2015

As spring and Easter break arrive, there are plenty of places in Ayr for people to enjoy nature and get fit and healthy at the same time, says Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH).

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Spring in your step in Dundee

02 April, 2015

As spring arrives, there are plenty of places in Dundee for people to enjoy nature and get fit and healthy at the same time, says Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH).

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