Environment

Trees for Life is asking people across the Highlands to report sightings of red squirrels for the Great Scottish Squirrel Survey from 21-27 September.

The rewilding charity wants to increase sightings of the animals across the region during the week and beyond – whether in gardens, local communities or in woodlands.

Biodiversity and Planning on the Forth

This webinar, organised in partnership with the Forth Estuary Forum, will update a local expert audience on best current thinking in relation to underlying issues affecting coastal biodiversity, presented by national experts by bringing in outside knowledge and sharing 

ScotLIS Public webinar: Access the Land Register

Aimed at public users of Scotland's Land Information Service (ScotLIS), this webinar gives an overview of the key features to enable you to get the most out of the service.

During this 30 minute session you will discover the free features of ScotLIS available to the general public, including:

ScotLIS Public webinar: Access the Land Register

Aimed at public users of Scotland's Land Information Service (ScotLIS), this webinar gives an overview of the key features to enable you to get the most out of the service.

During this 30 minute session you will discover the free features of ScotLIS available to the general public, including:

A leatherback turtle was spotted this weekend by the Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust. True ocean wanderers, these turtles are rare visitors to the UK.

This incredible encounter, which occurred 15 miles west of the Isle of Muck, happened on the conservation charity’s most recent acoustic expedition on board their specialised research vessel, Silurian.

Investors are being invited to get behind more than £1 billion of low carbon, eco-friendly and recycling investment opportunities.

Led by the Scottish Government, the Green Investment Portfolio promotes market-ready projects that will help Scotland transition to a net-zero economy by 2045 and are seeking private capital.

Nearly £1.6 billion to directly support up to 5,000 jobs and tackle fuel poverty is at the heart of plans to drive Scotland’s green recovery and end our contribution to climate change.

Communities in Carstairs Junction, Coalburn and Coulter are being asked to take part in a walking, cycling and wheeling mapping consultation between now and 18 October, to help create new active travel maps and wayfinding.

Integrating woodland on new entrant farms and crofts

This interactive lunchtime webinar will be hosted by Lynbreck Croft, who will share their experiences of woodland expansion and tree planting, navigating grant systems and providing practical advice.  You will also hear from Lyn White, Scottish Forestry who will outline the grants options available to support woodland expansion on new entrant farms and crofts.  Finally, the webinar will feature a virtual tour of the Glensaugh Farm Agrofores

One of Scotland’s largest community buyouts that has appeared at risk in recent weeks has received a major boost thanks to a £0.5 million pledge from the Dunblane-based Carman Family Foundation.

The community of the small town of Langholm in Dumfries and Galloway aims to buy 10,500 acres of Langholm Moor – jointly valued at £6 million – from Buccleuch’s Borders Estate.

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