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 […]…

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 […]…

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 […]…

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 […]…

Jackets On — simonbowlerphotos

Mist on the Mountains, horses with their jackets on to keep out the cold. Taken in Scotland near Balliemore. via Jackets On — simonbowlerphotos