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£5m funding boost for Highlands & Islands tourism

17 September, 2018

The search is on for 10 major new projects that showcase the outstanding local scenery, wildlife and culture of the Highlands & Islands.

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£5m de mhaoineachadh a bharrachd do thurasachd na Gàidhealtachd is nan Eilean

17 September, 2018

Thathar a' sireadh 10 prìomh phròiseactan ùra a tha a' taisbeanadh àrainneachd, fiadh-bheatha agus cultar sònraichte na Gàidhealtachd agus nan Eilean.

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Conservation project records new hen harrier behaviour

14 September, 2018

A Scottish conservation project has recorded activity never seen before in a rare bird of prey, the hen harrier. Using nest cameras, the project has filmed two rarely recorded activities: male hen harriers standing guard over nests, and a hen harrier brood being hunted by two species of owl.

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Scottish Natural Heritage responds to 2018 Programme for Government

04 September, 2018

This afternoon, the Scottish Government released its 2018 Programme for Government, identifying its priorities for the coming year. Scottish Natural Heritage was pleased to see the focus on maintaining and improving Scotland’s natural resources for future generations, and the recognition that a clean environment has a positive effect on physical and mental wellbeing.

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DRONES AND WILDLIFE: Operators warned against misuse

31 August, 2018

Issued on behalf of the Partnership for Action Against Wildlife Crime (PAW) Scotland

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Eye in the sky reveals hidden alien invaders

27 August, 2018

The Spey Fisheries Board and the Scottish Invasive Species Initiative have located hidden patches of the invasive non-native Giant hogweed and Japanese Knotweed plants, thanks to a high-tech drone flying over the River Spey.

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Discovering why basking sharks come to Scotland

15 August, 2018

Scientists seeking to discover whether Scotland’s seas are a mating ground for basking sharks have gathered new footage showing the sharks being sociable, including a first look at groups forming on the seabed. These data have been gathered by Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) and the University of Exeter as part of a new camera tagging project which launched earlier this month.

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SNH response to mountain hares report

14 August, 2018

Here's our position on recent mountain hare research:

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Scottish Natural Heritage CEO to Cycle through West Scotland

10 August, 2018

Francesca Osowska, CEO of Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH), has set herself an arduous task: cycling over 1300 miles across Scotland, divided into seven, 5-day-long legs. On 13 August Francesca sets off from Creag Meagaidh National Nature Reserve (NNR) on the sixth leg of her journey, taking her along the spectacular Loch Linnhe coast on route 78 of the National Cycle Network. She’ll cycle into the picturesque Kilmartin Glen, home to hundreds of prehistoric standing stones, cairns, and cists. Local media and SNH staff are invited to join at any point during her journey.

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Space imagery helps tackle Scotland’s wildfires

02 August, 2018

Breakthroughs with satellite technology are helping Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) to map and understand the devastating effects of wildfires in Scotland.

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