species

13thApril 2022

Wallabies to damselflies: Scotland’s newest animals get Gaelic names

13.04.22|Categories: Resources|Tags: , , , , |

This article in The Guardian (2 April 2022) describes how species moving north into Scotland as our climate heats, along with more recent introductions, have been given Gaelic names.  For example, the leathery sea squirt is now spùtachan-mara leatharach, for leathery little squirting creature of the sea!

10thAugust 2021

Scourie primary school pupils tell the story of mink in Scotland

10.08.21|Categories: Miscellaneous, Resources|Tags: , , , , , , |

Watch this great video created and filmed by Scourie Primary School, together with the Scottish Invasive Species Initiative and Media Education. Pupils share the story of American mink and how they established in Scotland, including their impacts on our native water voles. Find out more about the schools film project [...]