Tagged: Scotland


Scotland’s landmark fracking ban

  By Keith Baker, Glasgow Caledonian University “Fracking cannot and will not take place in Scotland.” With those words energy minister Paul Wheelhouse confirmed rumours that have been circulating for months, bringing jubilation to...

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Kicking Up A Stink

Britain. It’s one big beautiful mass of habitats. Forests, rivers, wetlands, lowlands, meadows, grasslands, mountains, lakes, ponds and, of course, moorlands. Ah moorlands, possibly the most hotly debated habitat in the UK. Debated...

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Why not holiday at home this year

Having enjoyed a rather wonderful tour with UK Wildlife Safaris last year – on which I was lucky enough to observe myriad species ranging from Pine Martens and Badgers to Bottlenose Dolphins – I thought...

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The Great Wind Debate

In Scotland over the last few weeks there has been a fair amount of controversy over four wind farms due to be constructed on the East coast of Scotland. These wind farms were...

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Angling To Damage

Before we get down to the nitty gritty of this article, the first point I should make is that in no way am I accusing any individual or group of causing intentional damage....

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Something To Mink About

It’s early morning. The river is flowing silent and flat. A heron stands patiently by the waterside as a kingfisher flits by, calling out across the water. The cormorants are collecting in their...

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The Curlew Crisis

The Curlew. Latin name Numenius arquata. The largest wading bird in Europe, the Curlew can be seen all year round in the UK, on the moorlands and uplands in the breeding season and on the estuaries...

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