May 24 2019

Atlantic Woodland Alliance – Saving Scotland’s Rainforests

Woodland Trust has brokered an alliance between some of Scotland's largest nature conservation organisations in a bid to save the country’s dwindling rainforests.   [caption id="attachment_10956" align="alignnone" width="300"] Birchwoods at Ben Shieldaig. Pic by Phil Formby[/caption]   Members of the Atlantic Woodland Alliance gathered at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh...

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May 24 2019

Croft Woodland Conference

Delegates from across the crofting counties gathered in Boat of Garten for a two-day conference – celebrating rising interest in trees on crofts, and launching a best practice handbook to ensure continuing success in the sector.     The event celebrated nearly thirty years of croft woodlands since...

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Mar 27 2019

Trust Buys Ben Shieldaig

  The Woodland Trust has bought spectacular Ben Shieldaig in the North-west of Scotland after a public appeal raised the purchase price of £1.6M in a little over two months.  Fundraising continues with a target to raise a further £3.4M for management costs. People seem to...

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Jan 30 2019

Deer Jump Success at Arkaig

[caption id="attachment_8628" align="alignnone" width="300"] "Oi! Those are my tatties!"[/caption]   Trail camera images have shown an innovative approach to deer management is working well at Loch Arkaig. We have built a fence to protect part of the pine wood. We would very much like deer to be able...

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Jan 24 2019

Loch Arkaig Osprey Dead in Spain

An osprey fledged from a nest on Loch Arkaig has been electrocuted to death on a power line in Spain. The sad news filtered through from Spanish birdwatchers on social media last week.   Pic by Lewis Pate. JH3 when he was ringed in 2017.   The bird was...

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Jan 16 2019

Ben Shieldaig Appeal

Woodland Trust has launched a £1.6M appeal to buy a whole mountain. Fingers crossed the spectacular Ben Shieldaig will be in our care by Spring!     There is a short video about the site here.   Ben Shieldaig is in the Torridon range in the North-west highlands. It currently...

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