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Where have all the flowers gone? The impact of herbivores on woodlands in Scotland and Europe.

Sciences, Social_Studies Secondary SNH

This thought provoking blog post by Kate Holl, SNH’s woodland advisor, explores why the ground flora of Scottish woodland differs so markedly from those in other European countries, illustrated by visits to sites in France, Norway and Iceland. She reflects on how browsing pressure by herbivores differs between countries. This…

View Other Created by SNH | Published: 12.10.17

Scotland’s Native Woodlands A learning resource for Senior Phase Environmental Science

Sciences, Social_Studies Secondary FCS

This OWL Scotland website resource enables teachers and pupils to access and interpret the results of the Native Woodland Survey of Scotland, to support Environmental Science National 4 & National 5. It explores historical impacts, explains mapping and survey techniques and introduces skills required for data interpretation, tree identification and…

View PDF (3.7 MB) Created by FCS | Published: 25.04.17

Outdoor Access Design Guide

Technologies, Social_Studies Secondary SNH, FCS

This resource is aimed at land managers, access professionals, rangers, planners, surveyors, and community and interest groups involved in the development and management of outdoor access in Scotland. It may also be of interest to outdoor learning practitioners and those supporting young people to develop practical outdoor skills. The Outdoor…

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Scotland’s soils website

Sciences, Social_Studies Secondary SEPA, HES

Scotland’s soils website provides you with information about soils in Scotland. Find a range of maps, links to downloadable data, plus background information on the soils found in Scotland, what they do, why they are important, the threats they face and what is being done to protect them.

View N/A Created by SEPA, HES | Published: 20.04.17

Woodlands and forests: what are they for?

Social_Studies Secondary FCS, SEPA

SEPA’s resident blogger, Willie Towers, shares his changing relationship with trees throughout his career as a soil scientist and explores how the role of forests and woodlands has developed over time, in a thoughtful and personal blog post.

View Other Created by FCS, SEPA | Published: 20.04.17

Scotland’s Outdoor Learning Directory aims to provide a portal to services supporting outdoor learning which are provided by these Scottish organisations.

Forestry Commission Scotland Scottish Natural Heritage Lomond & Trossachs NP Natural Scotland Cairngorms National Park Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh SEPA Education Scotland Historic Environment Scotland