20 November 2015
RSPB Scotland welcomes Scottish Government plans to improve regulation of coal extraction and calls for funding to support clean-up at legacy sites.
Scotland’s wildlife champions were honoured last night at the fourth annual RSPB Nature of Scotland Awards, hosted by Springwatch presenter Iolo Williams.
19 November 2015
RSPB Scotland welcomes the publication of the Scottish Government’s Review of Wildlife Crime Penalties
17 November 2015
One of Scotland’s rarest breeding birds, the corncrake, has suffered a poor season this year (2015) with numbers dropping by nearly a fifth.
11 November 2015
RSPB Scotland’s nature reserves recorded large numbers of healthy seabird chicks fledging their nests in 2015, despite the exceptionally wet summer.
7 November 2015
Long-term monitoring of one of the country’s most charismatic little birds has revealed that the River Tay is possibly their largest stronghold in the UK.
4 November 2015
Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) has restricted the use of General Licences on four properties in Scotland this week where they believe there is sufficient evidence of crimes against birds of prey in recent years.
3 November 2015
A bird which is extremely rare in Scotland, and the rest of the UK, has bred at RSPB Scotland’s Balranald nature reserve in North Uist for the first time in 31 years.
16 October 2015
Scottish hen harriers, one of our rarest and most threatened birds of prey, are being tracked via satellite tags as part of the RSPB’s Hen Harrier LIFE+ Project.
15 October 2015
Archaeologists have discovered 3,000-year-old bronze weapons buried on the RSPB Scotland nature reserve on the Isle of Coll.
14 October 2015
Environment Minister, Dr Aileen McLeod, has visited The Great Trossachs Forest – Scotland’s newest National Nature Reserve.
13 October 2015
An ambitious and inspirational long-term plan is urgently needed to save nature and improve our well-being – that is the clear message from the Response for Nature report.
26 September 2015
The dramatic moment a young weasel came face to face with a curious swan has been captured on camera by an RSPB Scotland volunteer at the wildlife charity’s Lochwinnoch nature reserve.
23 September 2015
RSPB Scotland has welcomed the decision by the planning committee of Dumfries and Galloway Council to reject proposals for the Spango wind farm.
11 September 2015
Wildlife expert and TV presenter Iolo Williams has been unveiled as this year’s host of RSPB Scotland’s Nature of Scotland Awards.
8 September 2015
RSPB is calling for the UK Government to use tax revenues from coal power stations to establish a Restoration Investment Fund.
2 September 2015
RSPB Scotland responds to the sentencing of a gamekeeper convicted of the killing and possession of a buzzard.
28 August 2015
Two more red kites have been confirmed by Scottish Government testing to have been illegally killed in north Scotland.
14 August 2015
The pioneering vision of the Peatlands Partnership to make the dramatic and extensive flow country a centre of European research and innovation excellence has taken a significant step forward.
13 August 2015
The Great Trossachs Forest has been approved as a National Nature Reserve by the Board of SNH.
11 August 2015
RSPB Scotland have issued an appeal for information following confirmation that a hen harrier found dead on a grouse moor had been illegally shot.
6 August 2015
The RSPB is asking people to sleep outside this weekend (7-9 August) to get closer to nature as part of its Big Wild Sleepout event.
31 July 2015
The latest Breeding Bird Survey report reveals Golden Plover and Kestrel are in trouble across Scotland, whilst warbler and Siskin populations are thriving.
21 July 2015
A new study led by the RSPB Centre for Conservation Science has revealed the extent of moorland burning across Britain’s upland areas.
13 July 2015
RSPB Scotland is pleased with the success of T in the Park at the weekend in avoiding disturbance to local breeding ospreys.
10 July 2015
A brightly coloured moth has been recorded for the first time on Tiree by RSPB Scotland.
1 July 2015
RSPB Scotland is just one member of a coalition of more than 20 Scottish environmental organisations, all calling for beavers to make a comeback.
29 June 2015
Jim Eadie MSP, Species Champion for hedgehogs, joined RSPB Scotland and the Scottish Wildlife Trust at Johnston Terrace Garden, a wildlife reserve in the heart of Edinburgh, today to ask people to help nature.
26 June 2015
A new wildlife webcam based in Orkney offers rare close-up views nesting red-throated divers
19 June 2015
A tranquil area of wetland and grassland on the south-eastern edge of Alloa has become RSPB Scotland’s newest nature reserve.
17 June 2015
The calf of a pilot whale has been washed up on a beach on Tiree. A local resident reported the whale to RSPB Scotland yesterday.
13 June 2015
Wildlife charity issues warning as Strathy South inquiry draws to a close
9 June 2015
SSE wants 39 wind turbines at Strathy South when as few as two, located elsewhere, could do the job
28 May 2015
Forty years after white-tailed eagles were reintroduced to Scotland these magnificent birds have reached the important milestone of 100 breeding pairs.
25 May 2015
Environment Minister hails mission to save the popular native mammal
18 May 2015
RSPB Scotland has launched its first ever online auction for Scotland’s Big Nature Festival – NOW LIVE!
13 May 2015
Donors and local schoolchildren attend event to mark important part of forest expansion project.
12 May 2015
RSPB Scotland responds to Council decision on T in the Park
100 voluntary organisations across the UK have joined forces to call for the protection of Europe’s natural environment.
RSPB Scotland has announced Bill Oddie will be attending Scotland’s Big Nature Festival in East Lothian next month.
29 April 2015
Entries open for wildlife charity’s Nature of Scotland Awards
28 April 2015
RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch reinforces importance of gardens to threatened wildlife
24 April 2015
Festival can go ahead as long as conditions observed, says wildlife charity
23 April 2015
It has been revealed that the Strathy South windfarm could take up to 24.8 years to ‘pay back’ the carbon impacts of its construction.
20 April 2015
Public inquiry into SSE’s controversial windfarm proposals at Strathy South delayed following procedural error by the energy giants.
14 April 2015
A group of 10 high-profile wildlife and conservation organisations are calling on the Scottish Government to impose a three-year ban on all mountain hare culling on grouse moors.
27 March 2015
A spokesman for RSPB Scotland said: “We regard the current activities around the osprey nest as unethical and unacceptable. Even if they are within the law, they must stop immediately.
26 March 2015
Over 43,000 people across Scotland took part in the RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch this year, spending an hour counting the birds in their garden over the weekend of 24 and 25 January.
12 March 2015
Recent Scottish Government decisions on Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) rules and payments are likely to leave the fate of many farmers and crofters hanging in the balance.
RSPB Scotland is calling for the rejection of proposals to grant new tax breaks to support open cast coal extraction.
10 March 2015
RSPB Scotland has today warned time is running out to reduce the impact of T in the Park on wildlife at Strathallan Castle in Perthshire.
24 February 2015
RSPB Scotland has responded to the application to move T in the Park to a new venue at Strathallan Castle.
17 February 2015
Goshawk nest footage reveals men repeatedly visiting area in what appears to be an attempt to kill the birds.
12 February 2015
One of Scotland’s most iconic birds will be the subject of a fourth national survey to see how its population is faring.
6 February 2015
White-tailed eagle sighted in Dumfries and Galloway revealed to be survivor of nest tumble.
26 January 2015
RSPB Scotland awarded over £50,000 for Loch of Strathbeg facilities
23 January 2015
World’s biggest garden wildlife survey takes place Saturday 24 & Sunday 25 January
20 January 2015
RSPB Scotland has maintained its robust objection to controversial proposals by SSE for Strathy South windfarm
12 January 2015
RSPB Scotland welcomes the custodial sentence awarded at Aberdeen Sheriff Court to the convicted bird of prey killer George Mutch