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Sale of goose meat from Orkney extended

26 November, 2019

The sale of greylag goose meat on Orkney has been extended to 31 January 2020, to encourage the use of fresh, seasonal, wild goose meat and help boost local business, Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) announced today.

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School pupils join call to help nature

25 November, 2019

More than 100 schools have signed up to offer pupils in our most disadvantaged areas outdoor learning sessions in nature, Deputy First Minister John Swinney announced today. 

Through outdoor learning and play, young people can enjoy and learn about the outdoors in their local area.

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National nature agency to become ‘NatureScot’

19 November, 2019

Scotland’s national nature agency, Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) will ‘rebrand’ to ‘NatureScot’ from May 1st 2020, in plans to adapt the organisation to meet current environment challenges.

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Dr Clive Mitchell awarded Honorary Fellowship of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society

19 November, 2019

SNH is delighted that Dr Clive Mitchell has been made an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society (RSGS).

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Have your say on Loch Awe’s eco-tourism future

14 November, 2019

This December, local tourism businesses and those interested in starting a tourism-related business can share ideas on new ways to promote the local area at meetings run by the Argyll Isles Tourism Cooperative (AITC), with support from Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH).

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Challenge to bring Forvie beach clean to next level

12 November, 2019

Forvie National Nature Reserve (NNR) staff is challenging local people to be creative and take the next step in beach cleans by re-using some of the many recovered items.

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Fresh hope for rare and endangered plant

11 November, 2019

Conservationists working to ensure the survival of the rare and endangered alpine blue-sowthistle in Scotland are attempting to establish a new population of the species.

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SNH decision on Kinloch Castle asset transfer request announced

08 November, 2019

Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) has announced its decision against the asset transfer request by Kinloch Castle Friends Association (KCFA) today.

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Shorter days increase deer risk on roads

01 November, 2019

Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) is warning motorists to be aware of the increased risk of collisions between deer and vehicles due to the shorter days at this time of year.

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Climate change impact on butterflies revealed

31 October, 2019

Butterfly populations remain stable in Scotland but climate change is having a variable impact on different species.

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