Goldeneyes are a protected species that have suffered severe population declines, with only around 200 breeding pairs in the UK, the vast majority being found in the Highlands of Scotland.
In an encouraging development, more than 25 young goldeneye have fledged at the reserve in the Cairngorms National Park this year – the best breeding return in more than a decade.
The Scottish Rural Network will be supporting Scottish Government Just Transition policy colleagues with a second round of Land Use and Agriculture Just Transition Community Workshops at the end of August.
A group of scientists have this week been collecting samples of rock from the NatureScot National Nature Reserve (NNR) as part of the NASA and European Space Agency (ESA)’s Mars Sample Return Campaign.
The Almond Headwaters Project, led by Perth and Kinross Countryside Trust, and the River Ericht Catchment Restoration Initiative project, led by Bioregioning Tayside have both been awarded funding from Esmée Fairbairn Foundation through the