• Robots in the forest

    RSPB Scotland wants to be at the forefront of developing new ways to improve habitats for nature. Sometimes that means trying out surprising things. But few are as unusual as bringing robotic cutters into an ancient forest to help threatened capercai...
    • 19 Jan 2022
  • Tractor time! Creating better goose habitat at Loch Lomond using specialist new machinery

    In August 2021, work at Loch Lomond to improve the habitat for wintering geese commenced after delays due to the Covid-19 pandemic.  Around 1% of the global population of Greenland white-fronted geese spend their winter at RSPB Loch Lomond.&nbsp...
    • 10 Jan 2022
  • Carrying the future

    Earlier this summer, a hardy band of volunteers carried thousands of downy willow saplings over the Cairngorm Plateau as part of a bid to restore the important montane habitat. Planting the native trees is an important stage in a wider programme...
    • 27 Sep 2021
  • Making room for nature

    At our Abernethy reserve, we are embarking on an exciting trial to introduce cattle grazing to a section of the forest.  The reserve is an important site for capercaillie, which are scarce and highly localised in the UK.  We're trying to im...
    • 27 Sep 2021
  • Ponies on the marsh

    At our Insh Marshes reserve, we're introducing a small herd of Koniks to trial grazing the reed, which is spreading and reducing the quality of the fen habitat.  Over the next few years, we hope the impact of the ponies will help improve the imp...
    • 27 Sep 2021