A new study, conducted jointly by the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology and the RSPB, has highlighted a catastrophic decline in Scotland’s Mountain Hare population. With numbers suspected to have … Continue reading Mountain Hares crash and burn in Scotland
Golden eagles, beavers, ospreys and pine martens will take centre stage in a landmark new conservation book aiming to inspire a change in attitudes and a move towards a wilder … Continue reading Call for public support towards a wilder Scotland
Individuals, communities and businesses are being asked to contribute ideas for top sites at which to spot whales, dolphins and porpoises from land on Scotland’s west coast – all in … Continue reading Hebridean Whale Trail set to be the first of its kind in the UK
Sightings of common dolphins across the Hebrides have reached a record high according to research conducted by marine conservation charity, the Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust. Evidence collected during marine research expeditions … Continue reading Record numbers of common dolphin sightings off Scotland’s west coast
Discussions regarding the impact of predators – particularly Cormorants and Goosanders – upon fish stocks are not uncommon in my family. This is due to one particular family members prevailing … Continue reading Goosanders face yet more hostility in Scotland
Scotland’s reputation as a mecca for wildlife tourists and landscape enthusiasts looks set to receive a welcome boost as Trees for Life joins the thriving European association of rewilding projects. … Continue reading A boost to Scotland’s wild credentials
I don’t particularly mind the Scottish Gamekeepers Association; sometimes they say quite reasonable things and on other occasions, they produce some exceptional twaddle. As a body, they support (some) practices … Continue reading A touch of hypocrisy from the SGA
For most of July, I was on holiday on the West of Scotland where, during my stay, I visited one particular island twice. This was Eigg, one of the Inner … Continue reading Edward Grierson: The Importance of Community-Owned Land
Having enjoyed a rather wonderful tour with UK Wildlife Safaris last year – on which I was lucky enough to observe myriad species ranging from Pine Martens and Badgers to … Continue reading Spotlight: UK Wildlife Safaris
Well, it is over, and as another Highland summer draws to a close, I am now forced to depart the hills and head home, to sunny Northumberland. To a waiting … Continue reading Another sensational Summer draws to a close
Yesterday marked my birthday, my 23rd to be precise, an event that, in all honesty, would usually have been defined by copious amounts of alcohol and the bright lights of … Continue reading A Truly ‘Wild’ Birthday
Almost a fortnight past, Dartmoor Zoo was the location of a daring escape. One centred on Flaviu, a male Carpathian Lynx, and his successful break for freedom. Slipping off the … Continue reading Flaviu – An Inadvertent Pioneer?
With little time to blog about my Scotland experience so far this year I thought I would let my pictures do the talking, for once. Below is only a small … Continue reading Scotland so far, in pictures..
In keeping with the spirit of the #30DaysWild campaign, a few days past I opted to do something a little wild. Utilising my last free day on Islay I set … Continue reading West Coast Butterfly Bonanza
I’m not quite sure why but the Birch woods of Scotland truly captivate me, more so than any other woodland type I frequently visit. Spruce plantation (shudders), Beech and Oak woodland, … Continue reading Birch Woodland; always a pleasure
I’ve been back from Scotland a mere few hours and already I find myself compelled to waffle about what was, in truth, a truly exquisite few days. The highlands have … Continue reading Capering in the Cairngorms (& Black Isle)