Tim Baynes
  Tim Baynes



20/10/2017
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Managed moorland where mountain hares fare best

Mountain hare populations move in cycles and so, it would appear, do calls for a ban on legitimate management of their numbers. In late July, a call was issued by OneKind asking the Scottish Government to ban any form of hare culling. And last week – just over two months on from that initial publicity
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07/08/2014
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Hen Harriers – Their Status in Scotland

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There are few birds more emotive than the Hen Harrier, with its almost Owl-like face and its fighter jet flight pattern, it’s easy to see why it has been taken up as a barometer of upland habitat health and conservation. Following its spectacular recovery from no breeding pairs on mainland Scotland in the early 1930s,
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25/07/2014
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RSPB Should Be Working More Closely With Moorland Managers

The past few weeks have seen an increase in anti-grouse moor campaigning from RSPB and individuals on social media. While most of the pressure has been focused south of the Border ,Stuart Housden Director of the RSPB in Scotland has called on the Scottish Government to license grouse moors. Scottish Land & Estates see this
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16/06/2014
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Greater understanding of grouse moor management is needed

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Many people have passionate views about Scotland’s moorland and express them on social media. However, such comment often ignores the objectives of the people with responsibility for day to day management and the less obvious public benefits of their work. Misconceptions can arise because of insufficient information, so part of the role of the Scottish
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