• Big Garden Birdwatch for the garden-less

    Big Garden Birdwatch might seem a little out of reach when you don't have your own garden. RSPB Scotland's Allie McGregor talks about some of the different ways she might get involved despite her garden-less flat.
    • 18 Jan 2019
  • Winterwatch comes to the Cairngorms National Park

    We're incredibly excited that BBC Winterwatch will be showcasing the incredible wildlife of Cairngorms National Park at the end of the month. RSPB Scotland's Jennifer Mullen tells us about the incredible habitat and wildlife to be found there.
    • 14 Jan 2019
  • Food for Thought

    The way we eat has an undeniable impact on our environment. The state of nature and wildlife is influenced by how we produce food. RSPB Scotland's Anna Brand talks about how we can make Scotland a Good Food Nation.
    • 11 Jan 2019
  • 5 facts to know about bramblings

    Find out all about one of our winter visitors, the brambling, with these 5 facts from RSPB Scotland's Allie McGregor.
    • 9 Jan 2019
  • Big Garden Birdwatch: Beyond the birds

    RSPB Scotland’s Allie McGregor takes a look at why we survey other wildlife as part of Big Garden Birdwatch, and which species might be showing up in your garden.
    • 4 Jan 2019
  • New year’s resolutions for nature

    RSPB Scotland’s Allie McGregor shares some ideas to make your 2019 more planet and nature-friendly.
    • 1 Jan 2019
  • The secretive snow flea

    We tend to think of winter as a quieter time of year for wildlife, with so many creatures hiding away and sheltering from the cold. However the winter months offer opportunities for new species spots. RSPB Scotland's Species and Habitats Officer James Silvey tells us all about one of these creatures, the elusive snow flea.
    • 27 Dec 2018
  • The roots of traditional Christmas flora and fauna

    RSPB Scotland’s Allie McGregor explores the beginnings of some traditional Christmas flora and fauna.
    • 24 Dec 2018
  • 5 facts you should know about the Scottish crossbill

    RSPB Scotland’s Allie McGregor shares five facts about the special Scottish crossbill.
    • 21 Dec 2018
  • Rhododendron removal: Restoring Uist's rare woodland

    Heather Beaton, RSPB Scotland Uists Warden, sheds some light on non-native plant removal and why it is so important for protecting our wildlife and unique habitats.
    • 19 Dec 2018
  • A year in the life of our Young Nature Champion

    From ants to awards, Cairngorms nature young ambassador and Nature of Scotland Young Nature Champion Award winner, Xander Johnston talks about his last year of volunteering.
    • 17 Dec 2018
  • Five things you need to know about Big Garden Birdwatch

    Big Garden Birdwatch returns 26th-28th January 2019 and will celebrate a very special anniversary. RSPB Scotland’s Jess Barrett brings you five facts you need to know about this wildlife survey.
    • 13 Dec 2018
  • Black grouse lekking at RSPB Corrimony: 21 years and counting

    RSPB Scotland has been counting black grouse in and around Corrimony nature reserve for many years, and we have seen steady growth in numbers in that time. Site Manager Simon Mclaughlin talks about the important habitat and what is being done to support black grouse.
    • 10 Dec 2018
  • My Internship with RSPB Scotland Central Highlands

    RSPB Scotland offers internships designed to give a broad range of training and experience needed for a career in conservation. Intern Nicholas Thorsen shares his experience from reserves across the country.
    • 6 Dec 2018
  • The history and future of red kite conservation

    Red Kites are a significant and increasingly visible conservation success story across much of the UK although there remain conservation challenges, particularly in Scotland. RSPB Scotland’s Duncan Orr-Ewing, who has worked on red kite conservation for nearly 25 years, explores these successes and highlights some of the issues that still need to be addressed if this bird’s population is to make a complete recovery.
    • 4 Dec 2018
  • Five nature highlights from 2018

    Scotland is an amazing place for wildlife and with just over a month left of 2018 we’re taking a look back over some of the nature highlights from this year.
    • 29 Nov 2018
  • Winners revealed at the Nature of Scotland Awards

    Last week we hosted our annual Nature of Scotland Awards recognising Scotland's nature heroes from the past year. Find out all about the amazing work of the winners.
    • 27 Nov 2018
  • Look after wildlife in the winter garden

    Whether they’re scurrying away to hibernate this winter or out foraging amongst the frost, your garden wildlife can benefit from a helping hand as the days get shorter and the temperature continues to drop. Here are some tips on what you can do in your winter garden to help wildlife.
    • 26 Nov 2018
  • Five facts to know about Fungi

    Fungi are all around us in nature but they don’t always get the reputation they deserve. Here are five facts about fantastic fungi.
    • 19 Nov 2018
  • Calling all red kite photographers in North Scotland! We need your wing-tagged red kite photos!

    This winter will mark our third red kite winter roost observations project. Find out more about the project and why we need you to get involved by sharing your photos.

    Calling all red kite photographers in North Scotland! We need your wing-tagged red kite photos!

    This winter we are co-ordinating our third ‘red kite winter roost observations project’ in North Scotland and we need your help. We need photos of wing-tagged…

    • 7 Nov 2018
  • £3.75m investment announced for Cairngorms Connect – A wild landscape in the making

    The Endangered Landscapes Programme (ELP) recently announced a £3.75 million grant to support the Cairngorms Connect project of which RSPB Scotland is a project partner. RSPB Scotland's Jennifer Mullen shares more about the project and how the support from ELP will help the project fulfil it's potential.

    £3.75m investment announced for Cairngorms Connect – A wild landscape in the making

    We are…

    • 5 Nov 2018
  • 5 facts to know about bats

    Happy Halloween! While we gorge on sweets bats are building up their fat reserves and preparing for months of hibernation. RSPB Scotland’s Allie McGregor shares five facts about one of our favourite spooky species.

    Species in Scotland

    There are 9 species of bat that can be found in Scotland. We have the brown long-eared, whiskered, noctule, Natterer’s, Daubenton’s, Leisler’s, and three kinds of pipistrelle – common…

    • 31 Oct 2018
  • Ground-breaking project for Orkney wildlife gets green light

    An ambitious partnership project which will work towards safeguarding internationally important Orkney wildlife has received support from the National Lottery and the EU’s LIFE programme. RSPB Scotland’s Kirsty Nutt shares the great news and the importance of the project.

    Ground-breaking project for Orkney wildlife gets green light

    We have some wonderful news!

    The Orkney Native…

    • 25 Oct 2018
  • Rare Invertebrates in the Cairngorms: A volunteers experience

    J is a keen volunteer on the Rare Invertebrates in the Cairngorms project, which is working to improve the conservation fortunes of some of the Cairngorms National Park’s rarest species. She has an important role monitoring key sites for species such as the small scabious mining bee, and looking for new sites that might be hiding the other rare invertebrates. J has shared with us some of her experience of working…

    • 23 Oct 2018
  • Why becoming a Good Food Nation is Necessary for Wildlife Conservation

    The 16th of October marks World Food Day, which aims to raise awareness of worldwide concerns such as food poverty, health, and the environment. Science Communication student Sophie Goodchild shares the challenges and opportunities that we are faced with while we strive to become a good food nation. 

    Why becoming a Good Food Nation is Necessary for Wildlife Conservation

    Happy World Food Day!

    Today is a day to celebrate…

    • 16 Oct 2018