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New boardwalk extension opened at popular West Lothian nature reserve

31 March, 2022

An extended boardwalk has opened (today) at Blawhorn National Nature Reserve (NNR), giving visitors even more opportunities to explore this fascinating natural area.

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Reminder Media Invite: New boardwalk extension to open at popular West Lothian nature reserve

31 March, 2022

A new boardwalk will be officially opened by NatureScot board member Dr Heather Reid and Blackridge Primary School.

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Media Invite: New boardwalk extension to open at popular West Lothian nature reserve

31 March, 2022

A new boardwalk will be officially opened by NatureScot board member Dr Heather Reid and Blackridge Primary School.

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Visitors asked to avoid water sports at Loch Kinord to protect birds

31 March, 2022

NatureScot is asking people visiting the Muir of Dinnet National Nature Reserve – which receives about 80,000 visitors a year – to stay off Loch Kinord at this sensitive time of year for breeding birds.

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Thousands of pupils benefit from outdoor learning

23 March, 2022

More than 6,000 young people in some of the most disadvantaged areas of Scotland have benefitted from a project to encourage learning outdoors.

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Scotland’s rivers in recovery after £3.7m investment

21 March, 2022

Scotland’s rivers, lochs and wetlands are being restored back to good health, thanks to support from NatureScot’s Biodiversity Challenge Fund.

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Re-build of destroyed Loch Leven bird hide begins

09 March, 2022

A year after the popular bird hide on the shores of Loch Leven was destroyed by fire, construction will begin on a replacement.

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£600,000 for green health in Dundee, North Ayrshire and Highland

08 March, 2022

Funding of £600,000 has been announced to support the roll out of green health projects across Scotland.

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Mixed fortunes for wintering waterbirds

04 March, 2022

New research reveals that the number of wintering waterbirds in Scotland has continued to decline overall, with mixed fortunes for different species.

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Measures to save capercaillie outlined

25 February, 2022

A new scientific review has advised on measures which could help reverse the fortunes of the iconic capercaillie in Scotland.

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