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Should we Reintroduce Wild Species? The Big Debate: Should we Reintroduce Wild Species?

Posted on Apr 17, 2014 by Jonathan Willet

The subject of species re-introductions is one that arouses polarised opinions. You seldom meet people who sit on the fence about it. The contentious issue of wolves in Scotland is a topic that keeps re-surfacing. Wildlife expert and Wilderness Guide Jonathan Willet shares his insight into the main arguments for and against wild species re-introduction […]

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Folkore of Scotland’s Wildlife: Behind the ‘Big 5’

Posted on Apr 14, 2014 by Myles Farnbank

2013 was the Year of Natural Scotland and involved a campaign from Visit Scotland to get everyone talking about Scotland’s iconic wildlife and decide our own ‘Big 5′ animals. Director of Training at Wilderness Scotland, Myles Farnbank shares some of the history and folklore behind these wonderful creatures that has been built up in Scotland […]

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Success! John Muir Trust Conservation award

Posted on Apr 11, 2014 by Rupert Shanks

Great news from the John Muir Trust – their recent campaign to win £24,000 to enable conservation work on the Bla Bheinn path on Skye has been successful! The competition was being run by the European Outdoor Conservation Association and the John Muir Trust were nominated by outdoor company Berghaus. After a series of voting […]

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PLEASE VOTE! Help Keep Bla Bheinn on Skye beautiful

Posted on Mar 17, 2014 by Rupert Shanks

UPDATE: We are happy to announce that the John Muir Trust were successful in their campaign and have started conservation work on Bla Bheinn. ­­Keeping Bla Bheinn on Skye beautiful­­­ Click here to vote now and help us fund the Bla Bheinn path repairs The John Muir Trust is in competition to win funds to […]

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Scotland’s winged Wood Ants

Posted on Aug 08, 2013 by Jonathan Willet

What Lives in a Nest 5 Feet High? I was out in the woods of Abernethy Forest in the Cairngorms National Park at the beginning of July and walking along the path I noticed an impressive nest of the Scottish Wood Ant right beside it. Theses ants have the biggest and most obvious nests in […]

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Scotland’s own Golden Ringed Dragonfly

Posted on Jul 29, 2013 by Jonathan Willet

Scotland’s own Golden Ringed Dragonfly is the one most commonly encountered when out and about on the hills in Scotland. It is unmistakable due to its black and yellow colouring and its slightly down-curved abdomen. Though its seems much bigger in flight the insect is only 8cm long and has a wingspan of around 10cm. […]

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Wilderness Guide Training Programme

Posted on May 10, 2012 by Sarah Morton

The Wilderness Guide Training Programme Here at Wilderness Scotland we love a new concept, and especially a new wilderness concept, none of which get us more excited than one we have pioneered ourselves. Last week saw the launch of our brand new Wilderness Guide Training Programme, which is the first of its kind in the […]

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