This post in Scottish Pollinators (19 January 2023) reports on Keep Scotland Beautiful’s Its Your Neighbourhood’winning projects, where communities are supporting biodiversity and engaging and educating local people. Yorkhill Greenspaces in Glasgow retained their Pollinator Friendly prize. Calling on the support of more than 100 volunteers, and 90 pupils from [...]
This blogpost in Scotland’s Nature (25 October 2022) reveals aspects of the badger’s appearance in folklore and literature, and on Scotland’s Gaelic landscape. Read The Surly Animal of the Yellow Moon to discover links with badger activity and the full moon in October.
The evolving story of this iconic species in Scotland is a complex one. It is explored in this blog on Scotland’s Nature (20 October 2022). This also touches how our long connection with deer is reflected in the Gaelic language, and how deer impact on woodland in the landscape.
In this Scotland’s Nature blog post (August 29, 2022) Roddy Maclean shares his enthusiasm for two amazing summer visitors to our waters. He explores the gaelic names of both of these gentle giants of the sea – the basking shark and the sunfish. This post is also available in Gaelic.
NatureScot has brought together some lovely Gaelic resources on one webpage. This showcases the enduring bond between Scotland's nature and Gaelic, with the language providing a unique insight and understanding of the world around us. This is a great resource to support learning around the Gaelic language, nature, Scotland’s places [...]