The seabirds of Hermaness — Scotland’s Nature

In today’s guest blog, former warden Mike Pennington reflects on a long association with Hermaness National Nature Reserve, the changes he has observed over the years and the impact of the coronavirus lockdown on this special place. I first came to Hermaness National Nature Reserve, on Britain’s most northerly island of Unst in Shetland, as […]

The seabirds of Hermaness — Scotland’s Nature

Whale Track: Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust call on public to report sightings — Life & Soul Magazine

The Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust is calling on the public to record their at-sea excursions and sightings of whales, dolphins, porpoises and endangered basking sharks off Scotland’s west coast in an effort to boost monitoring efforts and strengthen understanding of the coronavirus lockdown’s impact on marine life. With wildlife around the world taking advantage […]

Whale Track: Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust call on public to report sightings — Life & Soul Magazine

#YCW2020 A Day in the Life – Isle of May Nature Reserve Manager David Steel — Scotland’s Nature

During the Year of Coasts and Waters 2020, we’ve been joining SNH staff working along our shorelines and waterways to gain an insight into the important and varied work they do. This month Isle of May National Nature Reserve (NNR) Manager David Steel reflects on an unusual start to the season as a result of […]

#YCW2020 A Day in the Life – Isle of May Nature Reserve Manager David Steel — Scotland’s Nature

5-Day Wander: Inverness — Transient Local

“We lost your car.” I suppressed an eye roll and forced an insincere giggle as I humored what I thought were the late-night flirtations of the sixty-something year-old ticket-taker and tried to edge past him toward the waiting sleeper train. “No, really.” No, really: my train car was bust, and not only would I and […]

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Very superstitious – nature and folklore in the spotlight — Scotland’s Nature

Explore Scotland’s natural environment and you will soon discover that it is packed full of folklore and superstition. Down through the years a close connection with nature led people to interpret its signs and symbols in many weird and wonderful ways. This Friday the 13th we take a look at a few of the best known tales. Lucky […]

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Faoileagan nan Seanfhaclan / Seagulls of Many Proverbs — Scotland’s Nature

Tha na faoileagan a’ nochdadh ann an mòran sheanfhaclan is abairtean / Seagulls appear in large number of Gaelic proverbs and observations about nature Faoileagan nan Seanfhaclan Tha e iongantach na th’ againn de sheanfhaclan co-cheangailte ri faoileagan. Bidh sibh eòlach, tha mi cinnteach, air an abairt cho còir ris an fhaoileig. Tha feadhainn dhen […]

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