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Oldest-ever tern found on Scottish nature reserve

08 July, 2019

Remains of a seabird found on Forvie National Nature Reserve have been confirmed as the UK’s oldest ever recorded Arctic tern.

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Oldest-ever tern found on north-east Scotland nature reserve

08 July, 2019

Remains of a seabird found on the nearby Forvie National Nature Reserve have been confirmed as the UK’s oldest ever recorded Arctic tern.

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Visitors urged to discover the unique landscape of the North West Highlands

04 July, 2019

A popular tourist route has been given a makeover to help visitors explore its unique landscape and geology.

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Dunes at Menie golf course may lose protected status

28 June, 2019

The dunes on the Trump International Golf Course on Menie Estate may lose their status as a nationally important protected wildlife site, after consideration of the scientific evidence by Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH).

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More support for Orkney farmers tackling greylag geese

27 June, 2019

Scottish Natural Heritage today announced a comprehensive package of measures to help Orkney farmers and crofters tackle crop damage by greylag geese.

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Sale of goose meat extended in Isles

26 June, 2019

Both the sale of goose meat and funding has been extended in the Western Isles and Orkney, announced Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) today.

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Nature short film competition winners revealed

22 June, 2019

A film highlighting the crucial role nature plays in farming has been revealed as the winner of a competition for young creatives.

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Nature fund announced: £1.8m given to biodiversity projects

16 June, 2019

14 projects across Scotland have been confirmed as the first recipients of Scottish Natural Heritage’s Biodiversity Challenge Fund, sharing a total of £1.8 million over a two-year period.  

The projects will take practical steps to improve natural habitats, safeguard plant and animal species and improve biodiversity.

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Nature watching in style comes to Tentsmuir: New education pavilion opened by SNH Chief Executive - WITH PHOTOS

14 June, 2019

Visitors will be able to take in Tentsmuir national nature reserve's spectacular wildlife in comfort and style, with the opening of a new education and visitor pavilion today by Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) Chief Executive, Francesca Osowska, and Newport Primary School pupils.

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Concern raised over kestrel nest disturbance in the NE

14 June, 2019

Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) has called on the public to be careful when approaching birds’ nests, after concerns have been raised about a pair of kestrels nesting near a coastal path in the Buchan area. The location of the nest has become well known and last Sunday up to 40 people were viewing the birds at times.

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