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 …

Woodland Burials – an option for Arran?

Recently on the Arran Community Forum webpages there has been mention of woodland burials as an option for the island, so here is some information from an organisation in Wales, The Eternal Forest Trust, who provide funeral, burial and dedication services in a peaceful woodland setting. From the Eternal Forest Trust website “Woodland burial means …

The Critical Path to Global Ocean Protection

“The Critical Path to Global Ocean Protection” Greenpeace’s strategy for Protecting 30% of our oceans by 2030 A report from Sally Campbell With all the focus on the sustainability of salmon fish farming off Arran’s spectacular coastline and questioning over its environmental impacts there is some encouraging news about our seas. After decades of industrial …