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Path network to boost health, economy, tourism and environment

19 March, 2015

Thirty new long distance routes are to be added to Scotland’s network of trails, cycleways and canal towpaths, as part of a national project to give people more opportunities to enjoy the outdoors and travel sustainably.

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Gannet numbers increase in northwest Scotland

18 March, 2015

A study of gannets off the northwest coast of Scotland has found the birds’ numbers have increased rapidly over the last decade.

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Learning outdoors more engaging, says report

17 March, 2015

Teachers who bring their pupils into the outdoors find it makes their learning more enjoyable, challenging, active and collaborative according to a report published today by Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH).

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Locals invited to SNH reception in Inverness

16 March, 2015

Local people in and around Inverness are being invited along to an informal evening reception at Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) headquarters, Great Glen House, on Wednesday 25 March.

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SNH to move to shared office in Dunoon

10 March, 2015

The Cowal team of Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) are set to move to a new office on the seafront in Dunoon on 16 March. They will join VisitScotland staff in the Information Centre on Alexandra Parade, after almost 12 years at Ballochyle Estate, Sandbank.

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People invited to have say on Britain’s first national nature reserve

09 March, 2015

People are being invited to have their say on the future running of Beinn Eighe in Wester Ross, the first National Nature Reserve in Britain.

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Report shows mixed picture for birds of prey in Scotland

06 March, 2015

A new report published by Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) shows some of the most complete statistical trends ever for birds of prey in Scotland, and lays the groundwork to gain even more information about raptor populations in the future.

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SNH’s Des Thompson elected as RSE Fellow

03 March, 2015

Professor Des Thompson, Principal Adviser on Biodiversity in Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH), author and internationally-known expert on upland ecology, was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE) today.

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SNH: advice in planning yields better results for people and nature

20 February, 2015

Scottish Natural Heritage’s (SNH) engagement in the planning system is delivering benefits for people and nature, its Board heard on Thursday 19 February.

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Fresh aims to protect Uists’ wader birds and stimulate local economy

19 February, 2015

Internationally important numbers of breeding wader birds help support the rural economy of the Outer Hebrides, the board of Scottish Natural Heritage recognised today.

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