10thJanuary 2023

Ellie and Christina’s wild night out

10.01.23|Categories: Miscellaneous, Places|Tags: , , , , |

Learning for Sustainability Scotland signposted this great article in Scotland: The Big Picture.  It tells the story of how experiencing wildlife up close in the Cairngorms National Park helped steer two young conservationist, Ellie and Christina, into roles in a landscape-scale restoration project. They want the doors to such opportunities [...]

8thNovember 2022

Successful breeding season for wildcats in the Cairngorms

08.11.22|Categories: Miscellaneous, Places|Tags: , , , , , |

Cairngorms Nature News (3 November 2022) report that the Saving Wildcats project has had an incredibly successful first breeding season this year. 22 kittens were born in a dedicated conservation breeding for release centre in a quiet area away from visitors at the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland’s (RZSS) Highland [...]

17thMay 2022

B-lines Scotland – is there a B-line near you?

17.05.22|Categories: Places, Resources|Tags: , , , , , , |

Buglife have created over 50 pollinator hotspots along the B-lines route, and more are planned. Check out the activity going on in Scotland. Is there anything happening near you? Look at the B-lines map to see where more needs doing. This article in The Conversation (12 May 2022), explores ‘Bee [...]

2ndFebruary 2022

Stewardship and beyond? Young people’s lived experience of conservation activities in school grounds

02.02.22|Categories: Research|Tags: , , , , , |

This article published online (16 August 2021) by Andy Ruck and Greg Mannion, provides ethnographic insight into the more-than-human relationships enacted through young people’s participation in school grounds conservation. It notes that students ‘need not travel to celebrated or protected landscapes to participate in conservation activities. Instead, school grounds and [...]