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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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Public can help prevent spread of invasive aliens as ban comes into force

01 August, 2018

As a Europe-wide ban on the sale of giant-rhubarb comes into force (Thursday 2 August) Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) is asking the public to report sightings of this invasive non-native species and help it keep Scotland free of the plant.

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Heading for the Scottish Hills this summer? Check for deer stalking first!

31 July, 2018

As the weather warms up, the deer stalking season begins.  Walkers can make sure they won’t disturb stalking by checking the Heading for the Scottish Hills website, a service managed by Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) to provide details on deer stalking on estates between July and late October.

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Update on Strathbraan licence to cull ravens

30 July, 2018

A report into Strathbraan Community work to support wader populations has been published today by Scottish Natural Heritage’s Scientific Advisory Committee.

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Sheep join battle against invasive plant invader

28 July, 2018

A new woolly weapon is being deployed in the battle against giant hogweed on the River Deveron by the Scottish Invasive Species Initiative.

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Removing flowers to keep Inverbervie beautiful!

16 July, 2018

It might sound odd, but volunteers are being asked to come along and remove flowers to improve Inverbervie’s countryside.

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