Moor House - the home of Upland Research - Heather Trust Update Day 2024

Welcome to The Heather Trust's Annual Update Day; this year at Moor House, in the Upper Teesdale National Nature Reserve.

The event features an in-depth site visit at Moor House, as well as presentations from Rob Marrs, Andreas Heinemeyer, Martin Furness, Katrina Candy, David Jarrett, Dave Baines and other knowledgable experts.

Bracken Management - so what now?

Katrina Candy, Director of The Heather Trust, and Simon Thorp, Bracken Control Group Chair and bracken expert, present an online Q&A session to discuss the current state of play with bracken and its control across the UK. Free to attend!

Funding for unique environmental projects designed by young people for young people has been announced by NatureScot during this year’s Green Health Week.

Scientists and volunteers are joining together for Orca Watch this May. 

The movement to build a better future for our farms and for Scottish soil is building momentum with a two-day festival lined up in Fife this summer.

In Rural Jobs Round Up, you can find out about some current vacancies in rural and island Scotland and jobs in rural development. Any enquiries about a post should be directed to the respective organisation. 

Trail Development Manager - Association of Northern Trails Scotland

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) are once more celebrating the inspirational people, projects and partnerships that support Scotland’s species, and they need your help to find them!  

Carbon Stacking: What you need to know

There are lots of reasons for farmers to be interested in carbon markets, especially given the changing agricultural policy and push towards net zero as well as other potential benefits.

In this webinar will map out and connect the financial incentives being offered to farmers for adopting sustainable practices.  

Mairi Gougeon, Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs, Land Reform and Islands, has signed off the 'Agriculture and Rural Communities (Scotland) Bill - Fairer Scotland Duty Assessment'. 

The new Agriculture and Rural Communities (Scotland) Bill aims to provide the legal framework to deliver:

Noss National Nature Reserve (NNR) has reopened to the public (Wednesday, May 1st) with a new-look visitor centre.

The Noss ferry is preparing to resume service for the season and NatureScot wardens Jen Clark - returning to the post for her seventh season - and new recruit Aidan Doherty are looking forward to welcoming visitors back to the spectacular Shetland island.