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SNH launches consultation on second Gaelic Language Plan

11 August, 2015

Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) has today launched a public consultation on its proposed second Gaelic Language Plan.

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Cooperation helping hen harriers in Scotland

07 August, 2015

The Partnership for Action Against Wildlife Crime Scotland (PAW Scotland) ‘Heads Up for Harriers’ project has recorded some notable successes in its first full season, with a total of twelve young birds fledging from three successful nests. A further three nests failed, two as a result of bad weather and another due to fox predation. Members of the public have been providing lots of sightings, and several estates have been working closely with PAW Scotland. All of this is adding to the understanding of the distribution of harriers and why nests fail.

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SNH findings on Alyth flooding and beavers

06 August, 2015

Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) has found that beaver activity wasn't likely to have significantly contributed to the recent flooding in the Alyth area.

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Walk through wartime history on the Isle of May

06 August, 2015

Guided walks over the weekend of 15 and 16 August will provide a unique opportunity to learn about the Isle of May’s role in wartime.

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New insect species found in Scotland

05 August, 2015

An insect species has been found for the first time in the British Isles.

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Isle of May welcomes Piper the Puffin

03 August, 2015

A new puffin mascot for the Isle of May National Nature Reserve proved popular during the annual Family Day - and also picked up a snazzy name through a competition for visitors to the island.

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Dance with nature at Cairnsmore of Fleet

31 July, 2015

The chance to listen to a ceilidh band in one of the wildest places in Galloway is on offer when Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) host a summer afternoon of free entertainment and activities for all ages on Thursday 13 August.

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Orkney goose management project enters fourth year

27 July, 2015

A project to manage resident geese populations in Orkney is set to enter its fourth year, Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) has confirmed.

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