Hebridean Whale Trail set to be the first of its kind in the UK

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 an effort to help create a Hebridean Whale Trail that will be the first of its kind in the UK.  The high-profile trail will be […]

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Record numbers of common dolphin sightings off Scotland’s west coast

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 on the Trust’s specialized research yacht, Silurian, in 2017 has revealed a dramatic 24% increase from the previous year’s already record-breaking figures. “We have never documented […]

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Goosanders face yet more hostility in Scotland

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 interest in angling, and, more often than not, such debates end in a stalemate. One which often culminates in claims that piscivorous birds clear out […]

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A boost to Scotland’s wild credentials

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. With the conservation charity recently invited to become a member of the European Rewilding Network; placing its tireless efforts to restore the countries unique Caledonian […]

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