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SNH advice for walkers during deer stalking season

19 August, 2015

Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) has launched a revamped version of the Heading for the Scottish Hills service, which allows walkers to check ahead for possible deer stalking taking place on estates. This helps reduce the chance of disturbing stag stalking during the peak season from late summer to 20th October.

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£3.5 million project to restore River Dee

14 August, 2015

‘Pearls in Peril’ LIFE project: In-stream restoration on the River Dee at Banchory and Sluie/Commonty

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A boost for golden eagles in South Scotland

14 August, 2015

Building on a report published by Scottish Natural Heritage last year, a new project will help boost the number of golden eagles in the South of Scotland. The project will look in detail at further work needed to revive the population, and build on the excellent partnership forged to realise the ambition of having more of these birds in the south.

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Talks continue on future status of site

13 August, 2015

Discussions on the Glen Roy National Nature Reserve with Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) and Lochaber Geopark Association, which raises awareness of geology, are continuing.

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New National Nature Reserve will be UK’s largest

13 August, 2015

The UK’s newest and largest National Nature Reserve (NNR) – The Great Trossachs Forest – took a step closer to reality today (13 August), after it was approved by the Board of Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH).

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Taking the Lead - Advice for land managers to encourage responsible dog walking

12 August, 2015

Dog walkers allowing their dogs to worry livestock or leaving dog dirt behind are problems many farmers, crofters and land owners struggle with every day.

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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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