17thOctober 2023

Yarrow’s Achilles’ heel

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This Scottish Pollinators post (13 October 2023) shares interesting facts about yarrow. A popular plant with pollinators, yarrow also has medicinal uses, a myriad of local names, and a rich cultural history in ancient Greek, and Gaelic legend.

25thJuly 2023

Early years explore nature, art and culture outdoors

25.07.23|Categories: Miscellaneous, Resources|Tags: , , , |

The Children and Nature Network share news (July 2023) on how a nature preschool in South Carolina, USA, partnered with local Latinx organizations. Together, they guide students in creating “alebrijes” — a traditional Mexican art form involving the carving of wood into imaginative or mythical creatures. Check out the story [...]

18thJuly 2023

How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful

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This Scotland’s Nature blog post (17 July 2023), features Sekai Machache, a Zimbabwean-Scottish visual artist and curator based in Glasgow. Sekai looks at the notion of self, using photography to explore the historical and cultural imagination. A fascination with climate change and Scotland’s peatlands has led to a striking set [...]

27thJune 2023

Bilean: Sacred Trees of Gaelic Scotland

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In this article posted in Scotland’s Nature (23 June 2023), Roddy Maclean argues for a greater recognition of an ancient arboreal tradition in a Scottish Gaelic context. This helps to remind us of ‘an ancient spiritual connection between people and trees in Scotland that can inform and inspire today’.

10thMay 2022

Bird and flower of the Beltane

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The marsh marigold and the whimbrel have Gaelic names with links to this time of the Beltane.  This post in Scotland’s Nature (3 May 2022) describes how both species provide a reminder of the close links between Gaelic culture and the Scottish seasons. This post is also available in Gaelic.