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  • Blog Post: A Plan of Action for Peatlands?

    A Plan of Action for Peatlands? A letter published in the Scotsman this week was a real gem. Roy Turnbull, argued well that Scotland should do more to value its forests, peatlands and upland areas as huge stores of carbon and for their ability to sequester carbon from the atmosphere and store it in...
  • Blog Post: An inspiring time at the British Birdfair 2015

    An inspiring time at the British Birdfair 2015 I was down at the British Birdfair for the best part of 2 ½ days, and as ever enjoyed it immensely. Partly it’s about meeting people, old friends of course, but also making new contacts and getting inspired! Equally it’s about being...
  • Blog Post: Gardening for wildlife

    Whether you've got a balcony, a small patch of grass or a large garden you could be setting up a vital refuge for wildlife! Here are some tips from us on gardening for wildlife to help get you started or to expand on what you're already doing. Gardening for wildlife If you’re lucky...
  • Blog Post: What to see in Scotland this month VIII

    We can’t quite believe it’s August already. It feels like we’ve only just finished talking about Scotland’s fantastic summer visitors and now they’re up and leaving again! But don’t worry; there is still plenty to see this month. Here are some tips and facts from us...
  • Blog Post: In search of seabirds: A date with nature on the Firth of Forth

    Jess Barrett from RSPB Scotland tells us all about her recent date with nature on the Firth of Forth. In search of seabirds : A date with nature on the Firth of Forth Through RSPB Scotland’s Dates with Nature people can get up close to some of the amazing wildlife we have across the country...
  • Blog Post: Why I’m attending this year’s CLA Gamefair

    Why I’m attending this year’s CLA Gamefair A redshank at RSPB Geltsdale (photo by Andy Hay rspb-images.com) I have decided to attend the CLA Gamefair this year, being held at Harewood House. There was a time back in the day when I was a regular attendee, but I found it more useful...
  • Blog Post: Orkney: Where to go and what to see

    James Silvey, RSPB Scotland's Nature Recovery Officer, has this fantastic new travel blog about the wonderful wildlife sights of Orkney. Orkney: Where to go and what to see This June I was lucky enough to visit the Northern Isles of Orkney with the aim of carrying out a spring survey for the...
  • Blog Post: Earth, Wind, and Tyres

    Jim Densham, Senior Land Use Policy Officer with RSPB Scotland, is back with an update on the For The Love Of campaign, following his mammoth cycle from Edinburgh to London! Earth, Wind, and Tyres One month ago, four staff from RSPB Scotland (including me) arrived by bicycle at Westminster for...
  • Blog Post: Discover Troup Head: Spectacular seabirds and stunning sea views

    RSPB East Scotland communications officer, Kirsty Nutt, explains why she loves the Aberdeenshire coast and why this is the perfect time to visit and experience the spectacular seabird colonies and stunning sea views. Discover Troup Head: Spectacular seabirds and stunning sea views Last Thursday...
  • Blog Post: What to see in Scotland this month VII

    We traditionally think of spring as the time of year when new life emerges in the wildlife world, but that carries into summer too, and this is when we’re more likely to actually see it. Here are some of our suggestions for what to look out for in July. What to see in Scotland this month VII...
  • Blog Post: A pyramid of grey granite rimmed with 70,000 gannets

    Kat Jones, from RSPB Scotland, has this fantastic new blog about monitoring seabirds on one of our most spectacular and least accessible reserves. A pyramid of grey granite rimmed with 70,000 gannets Ailsa Craig is one of RSPB Scotland's most spectacular and least accessible reserves. Each...
  • Blog Post: An exciting event at RSPB Scotland Abernethy!

    Kirsty Potter, RSPB Scotland's Support Relations Officer, fills us in on her day at the official opening of the tree nursery at our Abernethy reserve. An exciting event at RSPB Scotland Abernethy! Having just joined RSPB Scotland in March, I was lucky enough to visit our beautiful Abernethy...
  • Blog Post: Marine Protection in Scotland

    Allan Whyte, RSPB Scotland Marine Policy Officer, gives us an update on MPAs in Scotland. A Quick Update about Marine Protection in Scotland I’m really glad to say we have some positive news on Scotland’s marine environment. Some of the Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) that were designated...
  • Blog Post: A peak inside life on the 'enchanted isles'

    Research team members, Davide, Niall & Laura, have this fascinating new blog giving us an insight into the Shiant Isles Recovery Project so far - as well as their work, life and wildlife watching on the Shiants! A peak inside life on the ‘enchanted isles’ As hail, rain and strong...
  • Blog Post: The joys of playing with mud, sticks and leaves: getting children connected to nature

    The joys of playing with mud, sticks and leaves: getting children connected to nature A family pond dipping at Scotland's Big Nature Festival (photo by Anna Pugh) Just a couple of weekends ago, at Scotland's Big Nature Festival, children were everywhere; hunting for bugs, pond dipping...
  • Blog Post: Scotland's most urban nature reserve

    Jenny Tweedie, from RSPB Scotland, has this great new blog on arguably our most urban nature reserve - Baron's Haugh. Scotland’s most urban nature reserve Baron’s Haugh must be RSPB Scotland’s most urban nature reserve. Sandwiched between Motherwell and the M74, it’s...
  • Blog Post: What to see in Scotland this month VI

    Do you want to get out and see more of Scotland’s exciting wildlife? Let’s make June the time to do it! Here are some suggestions from us on what to look out for. What to see in Scotland this month VI If you’re a fan of outdoor swimming in Scotland even with our less than toasty...
  • Blog Post: For the love of wildlife and cycling

    Jim Densham, Senior Land Use Policy Officer with RSPB Scotland, has this new blog on what's coming up in the For The Love Of...campaign. For the love of wildlife and cycling If you are a regular reader of this blog you may remember my post about Showing the Love to Nicola Sturgeon on Valentines...
  • Blog Post: Working and living in Abernethy forest

    Jill Harden is an archaeologist with RSPB Scotland, and is back with this new blog on the fascinating historical features of Abernethy Forest. Working and living in Abernethy forest Opportunities to go out on reserves with colleagues are always time well spent, but visiting with someone from the...
  • Blog Post: What to see in Scotland this month V

    May is a great month to take up wildlife watching in Scotland. With summer migrants arriving from overseas and the days (that are supposed to be) heating up there is plenty to look out for along our coasts, in our woodlands, and even in our back gardens! What to see in Scotland this month V ...
  • Blog Post: Standing up for nature through the planning process

    Standing up for nature through the planning process Photo by Andy Hay (rspb-images.com) One of the most important things we, that is the RSPB do, is to stand up for nature when roads, ports, energy developments, forestry, housing or quarries threaten important areas for wildlife in the countryside...
  • Blog Post: Wildlife watching on Lewis

    RSPB Scotland project officer for the Western Isles, Victoria Anderson, has this new blog about wildlife watching on Lewis. Wildlife watching on Lewis Any visit to the Western isles must include a trip to our hidden gem of a reserve at Loch na Muilne near Arnol on the Isle of Lewis. In recent days...
  • Blog Post: For the love of... Dunes

    RSPB Scotland Nature Recovery Officer, James Silvey, has this new blog on climate change and the wildlife that could be lost to it. For the love of... Dunes At school in the 90’s it was called global warming, the planet was heating up and cartoons showed the earth trapped, sweating in a greenhouse...
  • Blog Post: Flippin' lek! How to watch capercaillie without causing a disturbance

    Flippin' lek! How to watch capercaillie without causing a disturbance A male capercaillie displaying by Ben Andrew (rspb-images.com) With the days lengthening and spring approaching it’s the time of year that capercaillie gather at their traditional lekking sites deep in the pinewoods...
  • Blog Post: What to see in Scotland this month IV

    Better late than never as the old saying goes. Here's our blog on the wildlife to look out for across Scotland in April. What to see in Scotland this month IV Personally I don’t think there are many good reasons to get up and out of the house before dawn. If someone mentions it, my first...