Tag: scotland

I’m back!

So it has been a long time and 3 jobs since I last blogged on this site. I have been doing a lot of commission work lately and have been regularly contributing to the excellent magazine “New Nature“. where I am also a volunteer… Continue Reading “I’m back!”

The Great Wind Debate

4 wind farms proposed on the East coast of Scotland

In Scotland over the last few weeks there has been a fair amount of controversy over four wind farms due to be constructed on the East coast of Scotland. These wind farms were initially approved, then were put on hold after the RSPB appealed, but have now been cleared to proceed once again after a recent court ruling.

Shooting seals on the seashore

It is currently rather miserable weather and not the time that many humans will take to the beach. Happily this coincides with the grey seal “pupping” season where they haul out onto beaches and give birth to fuzzy little 14 kilogram pups. Most seal… Continue Reading “Shooting seals on the seashore”

Midges: Pests or saviours?

“And on the 8th day, Adam approached God and said “Are you quite sure about midges?”” Ah the midges, the cause of many legends and frantic running in the highlands of Scotland. The cold start to the year and the unseasonably warm end to… Continue Reading “Midges: Pests or saviours?”

Burning the land and boiling the sea

Recently it was announced that licenses have been granted for underground coal gasification projects in the Firth of Forth along with 15 others in the UK. The laws surrounding both are different due to the Scottish Government having their own environmental policies. Essentially the… Continue Reading “Burning the land and boiling the sea”

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