Red Squirrel Re-wilding in the Highlands

The new squirrel hide that was set up in Brodick castle gardens over the summer has thrilled visitors, providing both a great place for some of the island’s squirrels to feed and play, and a brilliant viewing place to watch the creatures feisty antics. While Arran’s red squirrel population can thrive in relative undisturbed safety, …

A Walk for Wildlife

On Saturday 22nd September thousands of people went to Hyde Park in London to join the People’s Walk for Wildlife to demonstrate support for action to reverse the collapse in nature going on all around us. Organised by Chris Packham and others, the event was held in order to highlight that not enough is being …

Brodick Badgers

The Badgers at Brodick Castle by Jackie Kemp, Arran Ranger Although badgers are found throughout the United Kingdom, they are not native to the Isle of Arran. So, when did they arrive and where did they come from? Articles dating from the end of the 19th century indicate badgers were introduced to Glen Sannox around …

Let Sleeping Otters Lie

One of our readers writes: Whilst out on a walk one of my dogs raised her head and set off to see what was at the end of the sniff – and there it was. I managed to get 5 pictures in total and the otter slumbered throughout. It did wake up after about 5 …