A new project from Trees for Life and Woodland Trust Scotland aims to discover Scotland’s ‘lost’ native pinewoods – home to wild Scots pines with an ancestry that can be traced back to the end of the last ice age – so they can be saved and restored before it’s too late.
A ban on the use of snare traps in Scotland has reached a key parliamentary milestone.
As part of Stage 2 of the Wildlife Management and Muirburn Bill, the Rural Affairs and Islands Committee voted in favour of Environment Minister Gillian Martin’s amendment to ban the use of snares.
An outline report has been published by Scottish Government’s Rural and Environmental Science and Analytical Services (RESAS) unit, which outlines the Scottish Islands Typology (2024).
Ministers have welcomed Parliamentary approval of the proposed new Chair and two Land Commissioners of the Scottish Land Commission (SLC).
Amphibian and Reptile Conservation (ARC), NatureScot and the Amphibian & Reptile Groups of the UK (ARGUK) are looking for support from farmers, land managers, land owners and crofters across Scotland with completion of a Scottish Adder Survey!