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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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New Environment Minister Announces £600,000 for Outdoor Learning

12 July, 2018

Today, Thursday 12th July, Scotland’s New Minister for Rural Affairs and the Natural Environment announced more than £600,000 of funding for Outdoor Learning. Mairi Gougeon MSP made the announcement during a visit with school children to Jupiter Artland Foundation - a sculpture park in woodland near Edinburgh.

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Birds flock back to ‘mink free’ Hebrides

10 July, 2018

Terns, waders, divers and ducks are ‘flocking back’ to their native Outer Hebrides, following the success of a complex and challenging 17-year programme to eradicate the American mink and its devastating effect on native wildlife.

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Slight increase in breeding seabird numbers in Scotland after decades-long decline

05 July, 2018

After declines since the 1980s, the number of Scotland’s breeding seabirds appears to have increased slightly, according to new statistics published today by Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH).

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Free day out for the family at Battleby House

26 June, 2018

A jam-packed day of activities, free for the whole family, is part of the celebration for National Meadows Day at the Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) Battleby grounds on Saturday, 7th July, open 11am to 3pm.

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Glasgow primary school wins prize in national nature camera trap competition

22 June, 2018

Budding naturalists at Hillhead Primary School wowed Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) with their camera footage of local wildlife and scooped a top national prize. The future David Attenboroughs and Michaela Strachans took part in the SNH competition alongside 20 other primary schools across Scotland, with Hillhead winning their own camera trap – a remotely activated camera that captures footage of animals. The prize was presented to thrilled pupils by SNH Chair Mike Cantlay, at the Royal Highland Show.

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