Arran Energy Challenge Year Two Round Up

Sustainable Island Life 2019/2020 2019/2020 has marked a significant year for Arran residents’ improving their home energy efficiency. This roundup will outline the successes of the past year and how they contributed towards reducing the carbon emissions from domestic properties on the island. This is the main aim of the energy strand, which is funded …

A new strategy to protect Scotland’s environment

This article was originally published by Scottish Environment on 25th February 2020. Feature image: Suilven, image credit Sandra Graham. Scotland’s leading environment charities have welcomed the Scottish Government’s announcement today of a vision and outcomes for an environment strategy, applauding the government’s commitment to restore nature and end Scotland’s contribution to climate change. They have …

The Birdman of Pollok

Birdman of Pollok: The man who inspired the original school strike And last chance to watch the documentary The Birdman of Pollok on BBC iPlayer! By Martin Hannan writing in The National, 28th December 2019 SCHOOL strikes to protest against damage to the environment are thought to be the inspirational idea of Greta Thunberg, the …

Root and Branch

Writer and rewilding campaigner, Gordon Eaglesham, explores the astonishing natural history of the magical oak tree. First published in the November issue of Think Like A Mountain. For more information see Scotland: The Big Picture Few species demonstrate the inter-connectedness of nature better than the oak. A single tree can create and support an entire …

Trees with Altitude

Tom Bowser, Head Ranger of Argaty Red Kites, explores the value of montane woodland and discovers an exciting new restoration plan to return small trees to the mountain environment. “Trees don’t grow at altitudes of over 500 metres.” It’s a comment that we frequently hear. Have we become so used to barren hillsides, devoid of …