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Take care of each other and the environment when you are out of doors

Scottish Natural Heritage know that more people are venturing further afield than in the past few months and they want to ensure that everyone knows about the new Scottish Outdoor Access Code.Since lockdown...

Cantlay to stay on at Scottish Natural Heritage

Dr Mike Cantlay OBE has been appointed for a further two years as the chair of the Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) board by Cabinet Secretary for the Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Roseanna...

Help wildlife this winter

Winter can be a challenging season for wildlife with harsh weather, low temperatures and much less food around. Scottish Natural Heritage’s Biodiversity Manager Debbie Bassett shares a range of ways to give nature a helping...

Funding for outdoor learning announced by new Environment Secretary

The newly appointed Environment Secretary, Mairi Gougeon MSP, has wasted no time in getting on with the job. Today she announced funding of £600,000 which will be used by groups and organisations across Scotland...

Fishing – Hooked on Harlaw

Malleny Angling Association (MAA) host a special day so people can learn about fishing on Harlaw and Threipmuir Reservoirs.Hooked on Harlaw is on Sunday, July 1 (from 10.30am) at Harlaw House and Garden next...

Take care in the country – fire danger highlighted

Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) and Scottish Natural Heritage have both offered timely advice to help anyone visiting the countryside (or the Braids or Arthur's Seat in Edinburgh where there have reportedly been...

Scottish Natural Heritage invite public to informal reception at Granton Community Hub

People in Edinburgh are invited to an informal reception next week, held by Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH), to find out about SNH’s work in the area, ask questions and give feedback to the nature...

Isle of May wins awards for new visitors’ centre

The Isle of May has won four awards this week for its spectacular visitor centre.The Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) visitor centre won the Nature Tourism Award at the prestigious RSPB Nature of Scotland awards,...

Letter from Scotland

On a glorious sunny day this week, on Tuesday, I had the privilege of being in the 19.5 per cent of Scotland which has been designated “wild land.” A climber friend of mine was...

New John Muir Way to bring jobs to West Lothian

A new study estimates that over 207,000 users of the John Muir Way will create or secure over 170 jobs and pump £3.9 million into the West Lothian economy over five years.The new long...

John Muir Trust to present petition to Holyrood today

A petition demanding action to protect wild land will be presented to the Scottish Parliament on Tuesday 25 January.The Trust is submitting the petition, backed by more than 3,500 signatures, to the Scottish Parliament...

New deputy chair at Scottish Natural Heritage

The Minister for Environment and Climate Change Roseanna Cunningham, has appointed Sidney C Patten as the Deputy Chair of Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH).Mr Patten, who was appointed as a Board member on April 1,...


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