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Record number of visitors for Isle of May NNR once again

19 October, 2017

For the third year running, a record number of people have visited the Isle of May. Almost 13,000 visitors came ashore to the Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) national nature reserve in 2017 to enjoy the wildlife and learn about the island’s cultural heritage.

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Wild food and music inspired by nature to feature at Royal National MÒD

16 October, 2017

The cultural connections to nature through Gaelic will be celebrated at two events at the Mòd Fringe in Lochaber tomorrow (Tuesday).

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SNH project to tackle species including Japanese knotweed, giant hogweed and American mink boosted by National Lottery Funding

13 October, 2017

Scottish Natural Heritage’s Scottish Invasive Species Initiative awarded National Lottery support

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Locals invited to SNH reception in Wick

09 October, 2017

Local people in Caithness and Sutherland are being invited to an evening reception being held by Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) at the Pulteney Centre on Wick’s Huddart Street on Wednesday 18 October from 7-9pm.

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Pink-footed geese return to Loch Leven

06 October, 2017

The amazing spectacle of thousands of pink-footed geese returning to Loch Leven national nature reserve is underway and will reach its peak soon.

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New survey improves our understanding of bats in southern Scotland

06 October, 2017

Support from 275 volunteers – in one of the largest-ever volunteer-based surveys in Scotland – is giving a clearer picture of bat populations in Southern Scotland.

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Work begins on multimillion pound Green Infrastructure projects

03 October, 2017

 Close to £20 million will be spent transforming urban green spaces, says Scottish Natural Heritage

Work has begun on one of seven major urban greenspace projects that have been awarded Green Infrastructure Funds (GIF) by Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH). SNH is delivering this funding on behalf of Scottish Government, using money from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

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Scottish Natural Heritage Announces Social Housing Research

02 October, 2017

On World Habitat Day, Scottish Natural Heritage announces recently commissioned research into the opportunities for green infrastructure within housing projects

Everyone in Scotland should be able to access nature on their doorstep, according to new SNH Chief Executive Francesca Osowska. As part of a wider drive to encourage greater access to green spaces, SNH has commissioned research into the opportunities to provide social housing projects with green infrastructure. 

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Wild day at National Nature Reserve

28 September, 2017

Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross Liberal Democrat MP Jamie Stone will unveil a family open day at one of Scottish Natural Heritage’s most picturesque National Nature Reserves on Saturday 7 October.

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General licences restricted in light of wildlife crimes

26 September, 2017

Embargoed until 00.01 Wednesday 27 September

Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) has restricted the use of general licences in two separate cases this week. The decision was made on the basis of evidence provided by Police Scotland of wildlife crime against birds.

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