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  • Blog Post: Scotland election results suggest good news for climate and peat

    I had thought I’d be writing this Scottish election results blog article in about a weeks time after much party negotiating, coalition rumouring and new Government formation. But with Alex Salmond and his SNP having just held Clackmannanshire and Dunblane they already have an overall majority in...
  • Blog Post: Scottish politicians grilled on climate change and nature

    Blogger - Jim Densham, Senior Land Use Policy Officer, Scotland On Wednesday evening, I got my laptop out 5 minutes before the Stop Climate Chaos Scotland climate debate was due to start only to remember that the sound was broken so I had to (politely) ask my wife to put the online food shopping...
  • Blog Post: When a developer messes up somewhere, he hurts the industry everywhere

    Guest post by Kelsie Pettit, Energy and Climate Policy Officer, RSPB Scotland The above words, spoken by a colleague from Birdlife International at the European launch of the Good Practice Wind project (GP Wind), are a reflection on the global community in which we live. Our insatiable media and...
  • Blog Post: New RSPB research on windfarms and birds

    The Guardian has published an article on the effects of windfarms on birds that despite a slightly unfortunate headline presents an excellent overview of recently published research by the RSPB (see the full research paper .) The study focused on upland windfarm sites in Scotland and the North of...
  • Blog Post: Declining Slavonian grebes - is climate change playing a role?

    Steven Ewing, RSPB Senior Conservation Scientist At this time of year, most of our Slavonian grebes will be sitting on their nests, carefully concealed within emergent loch-side vegetation, patiently incubating their clutches of eggs. Slavonian grebes are without doubt one of the UK’s most enchanting...
  • Blog Post: Enjoy nature with a low carbon footprint!

    Jim Densham – Senior Land Use Policy Officer (Climate), Scotland. Way back in July, when the days were long and there were leaves on the trees, I wrote in this blog about Green Travel to Green Places , my RSPB sabbatical. My plan was to travel to RSPB reserves in Scotland to collect stories...
  • Blog Post: Adapting to change:wildlife and people of the Inner Forth

    Dominated by the Grangemouth oil refinery and Longannet coal-fired power station, the Inner Forth in Central Scotland might seem like an odd place for a vast area of visionary wildlife conservation. But when the RSPB’s UK climate change team came together on a rainy Scottish morning, the Forth...
  • Blog Post: A positive step in the right direction

    Blogger - Jim Densham, Senior Land Use Policy Officer, Scotland I don’t think I’ve been this excited about technology since we got a colour TV in the 1980s. On Wednesday evening I’ll be getting the kids to bed and then sitting down at the computer with a drink to watch the first...
  • Blog Post: Conducting the Renewables Orchestra – a step towards strategic planning for onshore wind in Scotland?

    Alexa Morrison, RSPB Scotland Conservation Policy Officer (Climate and energy) How is the revised Scottish Planning Policy shaping up for wildlife and for tackling climate change? Here are some of our thoughts so far... Here in the planning team at RSPB Scotland, good planning policy is music to...