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West Lothian primary school wins national nature camera trap competition

22 June, 2018

Budding naturalists at Blackridge 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 Blackridge 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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Young people ‘bringing nature to Scotland’s cities’

22 June, 2018

Scotland’s young people are set to take a new role in making space for nature in our cities, helping to develop urban nature parks, and developing their own nature projects through a new £100,000 Scottish Natural Heritage fund.

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Ambitious project launches to halt alien invasion

19 June, 2018

The £3.34 million Scottish Invasive Species Initiative was officially launched yesterday by Scottish Natural Heritage with the help of pupils from Ben Wyvis primary school.

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SNH urges new developments ‘Get green from the ground up’

15 June, 2018

Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) is launching a ground-breaking new approach that makes nature a key factor at the ‘idea stage’ of successful building projects.

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Bee and pollinator trail designed by and for children opens in the Scottish Borders

14 June, 2018

On Friday 15 June, a new trail will open at Whitmuir Farm in the Scottish Borders to teach children about why pollinating insects are important to our food supply. Displays along the Pollinator Trail, which were funded by Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH), were designed in part by local pupils at Newlands and West Linton Primary Schools and Beeslack Community High School.

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Volunteers halt alien invasion

08 June, 2018

Volunteers across the North East of Scotland turned out in force during national Volunteer Week to help put a stop to the spread of alien invasive species while working with the Scottish Invasive Species Initiative (SISI).

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World class nature reserve boost for Wester Ross economy

23 May, 2018

The ground breaking Wester Ross Biosphere will bring a range of cultural and economic benefits for the region, said Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) chair, Mike Cantlay, today (Wednesday).

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Scottish Natural Heritage CEO to Cycle through Dumfries & Galloway

23 May, 2018

Francesca Osowska, CEO of Scottish Natural Heritage, has set herself an arduous task: cycling over 1300 miles through Scotland, divided into seven 5-day-long legs. On 29 May she sets off on the third leg, beginning in Ayr and travelling to Dumfries & Galloway with stops enroute including Newton Stewart, Carlaverock, and New Galloway. Local media and SNH staff are invited to join at any point during her journey.

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Scotland leads the way in international nature targets

22 May, 2018

On International Biodiversity Day, Scotland is leading the way in progress towards meeting international nature targets.

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