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Scottish Wildlife - the mighty Osprey 2 Scottish Wildlife: The Mighty Osprey

Posted on May 11, 2015 by Jonathan Willet

The mighty Ospreys are one of the best known birds of prey in the Cairngorms National Park. Wildlife expert Jonathan Willet shares an insight into an icon of Scottish Wildlife: The Mighty Osprey. How many Ospreys are there in Scotland? It is hard to imagine that they only started breeding regularly here in 1954 as part […]

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Eurasian Lynx Re-Introduction: Returning to the UK?

Posted on Mar 12, 2015 by Jonathan Willet

Photo by Bernard Landgraf

Are we on the brink of seeing a return of this apex predator to the British Isles? Last weekend you may have seen various articles about a proposed trial re-introduction of the Lynx to two sites in England and one in Scotland, near Huntly. Four to six Lynx, with GPS tracking collars, would be released at […]

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Responsible Tourism in Action; One Guide’s Perspective

Posted on Mar 08, 2015 by Glen Cousquer

The traditional bit is brutal and has no place in the mouth of a mule.

As a guide, I seek to set the highest standards in all that I do and I prefer to work with colleagues and partners who have similar values. That is why I am proud to work for Wilderness Scotland. Wilderness Guide, Glen Cousquer shares his passion for responsible tourism with an issue close to his […]

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How to spot White-Tailed/Sea Eagles in Scotland

Posted on Mar 06, 2015 by Jonathan Willet

The Sea eagle is our largest bird of prey and is the largest eagle species in the world, judged on its median wingspan (218cm) with a maximum recorded wingspan of 245cm! It is not called the flying barn door for nothing. It is a massively impressive bird, but where can you see it and how […]

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Hebridean Wildlife; sightings soar for harbour porpoises

Posted on Feb 06, 2015 by Rupert Shanks

Latest news from the Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust just released. Sightings of Harbour Porpoises (one of six species of Porpoise) seem to be soaring while sightings of Basking Sharks compared to previous years have decreased. Press release as follows from the Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust: Harbour Porpoise sightings off Scotland’s west coast increased […]

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Trees for Life conservation charity release spectacular video

Posted on Jan 26, 2015 by Rupert Shanks

Trees for Life have just released an awe-inspiring video highlighting the value of Scottish forests and wild land. We’re very proud to be support partners to this vital conservation charity, as they protect and conserve the wild places in which we operate. Trees for Life are an award-winning charity who dedicate themselves to conserving Scotland’s […]

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Winter Wildlife: How to recognise those tracks

Posted on Jan 05, 2015 by Jonathan Willet

As the snow has come and coated the uplands in a white blanket, it is a great time to see just what is about in the hills. In fresh snow there are no secrets, you can see all the movements of animals that you may not ordinarily catch a glimpse of, especially if they are […]

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