Category: Environment

Financing Peatland Restoration

(Photo: An eroding peatland: an unnatural process which is typical of many damaged upland sites ©Emma Goodyer) Scotland is a major player when it comes to peatlands. Covering 22% of its land mass, the country has moved to the forefront in driving restoration of this precious habitat, becoming a global leader. Despite this forward thinking,
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This Valentine’s Day, love your bog…

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Seen for years as being bleak, unproductive waste-ground, the image of Scotland’s peatlands, whether upland or lowland, has not always been favourable. Indeed, it is only since society has come to understand the natural environment as a dynamic life-support system, rather than a store of natural resources to be exploited for human advancement, that we
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Hear the buzz from the Scottish Bee Company

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This week’s blog has been written by Iain & Suzie Millar of The Scottish Bee Company. It’s well known that bees are one of the world’s most important pollinating insects and play an integral role in food production and maintaining biodiversity. However, the dramatic decline in numbers has become a cause of national, if not
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A Vision for the Uplands

If only there was one shared vision, life would be simple! This week the Scottish Wildlife Trust (SWT) added its thoughts to the varied mix of those already expressed on how the uplands should look and be managed by launching its Uplands’ Policy document entitled ‘Living Landscapes in the Scottish Uplands’. Scottish Land & Estates was
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Whither agriculture?

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After what has seemed like an almost endless process of consultations, review group reports, Government reports and press releases back and forth, the Land Reform (and Agricultural Holdings) Bill has now moved one step closer to being passed, with the Stage 3 debate scheduled tomorrow after which it’ll either be passed or rejected by our
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European adventures in biodiversity

My father always contended that Britain’s best entry into Europe was on the 6th June 1944.  His opinion was somewhat influenced by the fact that he fought through the Normandy campaign, so perhaps he had a point. Quite what he would have made of my presence at EU Green Week, held in Brussels between 3rd
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Fisheries Management Demonstration Day – Delegate Blog

2014 has been an especially tough year for Scottish anglers in pursuit of Atlantic Salmon, it is now more imperative than ever for fisheries to have strong management plans, alongside fishery trusts to ensure our beloved sport is protected for the future. Scottish Land and Estates has set out to provide demonstration days on fisheries
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