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.
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.
06 March, 2014
Reports this week of increased visits to Scotland’s outdoor attractions have been welcomed by Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) given the special focus on our nature and landscape during the Year of Natural Scotland 2013.
10 February, 2014
I would like to clarify that the ‘new figures’ referred to in Martin Williams’ article ‘wind farms are blamed for wild land destruction’ (Monday 10 February), were in fact published in September 2013.
Also, the references to an increase of ‘nearly 2000 square miles’ and the 71% figure refer to the proportion of Scotland from which built development can be seen, not the proportion of the country that actually has development on it (which is a considerably smaller percentage).
Landscape Policy Manager
Scottish Natural Heritage