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£5m funding boost for Highlands & Islands tourism

14 January, 2019

A new multi-million pound fund to promote the outstanding scenery, wildlife and culture of the Highlands and Islands opens for applications today (Monday 14 January).

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On the lookout for the aurora in Scotland

11 January, 2019

It might be cold, dark and frosty out but one of the great things about this time of year is the chance to see one of our amazing natural phenomena, the northern lights.

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St Kilda's sea caves in good condition

31 December, 2018

St Kilda’s special reefs and sea caves are in good condition, a new report concludes.

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Enjoy the gift of NNRs this Christmas – Natural Winter Wonderlands near you

24 December, 2018

Scotland’s National Nature Reserves (NNRS) are the perfect places to clear away the cobwebs and walk-off that extra turkey, or nut roast, this Christmas say Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH). SNH welcomed more than 650,000 visitors to its NNRs last year and 10 of the most popular are highlighted below.

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Rudolph’s Magic Flying Mix - no plastic required

21 December, 2018

Before Santa sets off on his merry way, Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) is reminding people to leave nature friendly food out for the reindeer this Christmas Eve - with no plastic, glitter or sparkles included.

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SNH reminder: how to enjoy watching the Ythan seals without disturbing them

20 December, 2018

Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) is reminding people not to get too close to seals on the Ythan at Forvie National Nature Reserve.

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First ever Eagles’ Schools initiative raises young conservationists

18 December, 2018

News release from the Golden Eagles in South Scotland Partnership

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£140,000 to help more children learn outdoors

18 December, 2018

Seven projects have been awarded a total of £140,000 to encourage more children in Scotland to enjoy and learn about the outdoors in their local area.

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Construction of new education pavilion for Tentsmuir begins

17 December, 2018

Pupils from Madras College, St Andrews have ceremonially dug the first sod of an exciting new education pavilion at Tentsmuir National Nature Reserve.

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Reports confirm importance of Orkney’s seas to waterbirds

13 December, 2018

The importance of Orkney’s seas for wintering waterbirds, including ducks, divers, grebes and shags, is highlighted by Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) surveys published today.

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