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Celebrating 100 years of famous Aberdeenshire fossil site

10 April, 2014

A free talk about the famous fossils found at Rhynie in Aberdeenshire takes place on 22 April to celebrate the centenary of the Rhynie Chert.

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Exhibition of nature photography to help celebrate the life of John Muir

08 April, 2014

An outdoor exhibition of wildlife photographs opens at Taynish National Nature Reserve (NNR) next week to help launch the John Muir Festival.

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Pine marten arrive on Mull

07 April, 2014

Pine martens found on Mull are not native to the island and probably arrived there accidentally on timber boats about ten years ago, says a report published today (Thursday) by Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH).

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Aberdeen pupils’ top nature photos on tour

04 April, 2014

Prize-winning nature photos from Aberdeen secondary pupils will be part of a free touring exhibition around North East Scotland this spring.

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People invited to SNH reception in Helensburgh

04 April, 2014

Local people are being invited along to an informal evening reception held by Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) at The Victoria Halls on Tuesday 15th April from 7:00pm to 8:30pm.

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Scientists pioneer technique to identify marine life hotspots in Scotland

01 April, 2014

Marine specialists have been using satellite images to help identify important areas for marine life around Scotland's coasts, according to a report published by Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) today (Tuesday 1st April).

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New long distance path could boost Mull economy

31 March, 2014

A proposed trail across Mull would attract new visitors to the island and could bring almost £1m a year into the local economy, according to a report published today (Monday 31 March) by Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH).

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First peek at Beinn Eighe facelift

27 March, 2014

The visitor centre at Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve in Wester Ross opens its doors next week (Monday 31 March) when visitors will be able to see the first results of a two-year upgrade.

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Bringing John Muir home

27 March, 2014

John Muir Festival opens with spectacular launch of The Kelpies
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Revered in America, pioneering environmentalist John Muir is less well known in his homeland of Scotland. But as a new national pathway, the John Muir Way, opens in his honour, the John Muir Festival is bringing John Muir home.

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Isle of May re-opens for season

25 March, 2014

The first puffins have already started to arrive at the popular Isle of May national nature reserve, as it gears up for visitors this year, beginning 3 April.

The island is renowned for its bird populations, its seals, its history and its carpets of flowers. The reserve, at the mouth of the Forth, has a boat service from Fife and East Lothian during the visitor season.

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