• A week in Shetland? Who wouldn't agree to that?

    Sadie Gorvett, our Community Engagement Officer based in Aberdeen, recently took up an invitation to help out with some work up in Shetland.
    • 20 Sep 2021
  • Five facts about slugs

    Not everyone is fond of slugs, but here are five facts which might just change your mind!
    • 15 Sep 2021
  • Marion's pin badges

    One of our wonderful volunteers, Marion, takes us through what it’s like being a volunteer with RSPB Scotland, and the creative new way she is managing her pin badge boxes.
    • 13 Sep 2021
  • Glasgow to Globe launches

    Today we’re very excited to launch Glasgow to Globe, a living exhibition that demonstrates how nature can help tackle the climate crisis and create a happier, healthier world.
    • 9 Sep 2021
  • How much of Scotland is protected for nature?

    Last year the Scottish Government committed to protect at least 30% of Scotland’s land for nature by 2030. So how much land is currently protected and how far do we have left to go?
    • 31 Aug 2021
  • Five facts about bottlenose dolphins

    In today’s blog, RSPB Scotland’s Ian McNab shares five facts about bottlenose dolphins.
    • 16 Aug 2021
  • Happy birthday Crannach!

    It has been 10 years since RSPB Scotland acquired Crannach nature reserve. Site Manager Sturt Jennings looks back past and into the future of this special reserve.
    • 6 Aug 2021
  • Come Forth for Wildlife making a splash at RSPB Loch Lomond

    Exciting things are coming to the wetlands at RSPB Loch Lomond. In this blog, Mirran Trimble from Froglife tells us more.
    • 26 Jul 2021
  • C2 Crane-spotting

    Former RSPB Scotland staff member Amanda Biggins is now an active volunteer, monitoring one of Scotland's rarest birds. In today's blog, she updates us on their return to their Aberdeenshire breeding grounds.
    • 25 Jul 2021
  • Visit the shop of the future

    Last week we asked people to imagine a shopping experience set in a future where our skies had fallen silent, cities had disappeared under rising seas and nature had collapsed, at our InConvenience store in Waverley Mall, part of the RSPB’s Revive Our World Campaign.
    • 12 Jul 2021
  • Yiyi the birder

    You might have seen our video all about 10-year-old bird lover Yiyi, who took part in our Big Garden Birdwatch. We were so impressed with her love for birds and nature that we had to get in touch with her to find out more.
    • 10 Jul 2021
  • Five facts about razorbills

    Of the many black and white seabirds, the razorbill might just be the most stylish. In this blog Molly Martin tells us five facts about these chunky auks!
    • 25 Jun 2021
  • Shrinking sandeels? – shrink the fishery!

    A guest blog by Dr Euan Dunn, author of a new RSPB report, which makes the case for strengthening the management of fishing for sandeels – a small oily fish that is both the target of industrial fishing in the North Sea and the favourite food of kittiwakes, puffins and much more besides.
    • 14 Jun 2021
  • Sioned, Ruairí and Eloise’s Nature Lockdown

    No matter who you are, every single person can make a difference and help nature. In this blog we celebrate some of the small steps we can all take to hold decisionmakers accountable and reduce our own environmental impact.
    • 12 Jun 2021
  • Montane willow planting at Loch A'an

    Last week volunteers from the Cairngorms Connect partnership made a three and a half mile hike, climbing around sixteen hundred feet to Loch A'an, between them carrying 3,000 montane willow saplings. RSPB Scotland's Stephen Magee was among the tree-transport party, here he tells us what it was like to make this epic journey, and what the hopes are for these little plants.
    • 10 Jun 2021
  • World Ocean Day 2021: What does it take to save seabirds in Scotland?

    To celebrate this year’s World Ocean Day theme ‘Life and Livelihoods’, we spoke to some of the wonderful people working to save our special seas at RSPB Scotland.
    • 8 Jun 2021
  • Inspirational Puffineers - the power of volunteering

    Project Puffin is a citizen science project that asks the public to be members of the Puffarazzi and submit photos of puffins carrying prey for their chicks. Our Puffineers (a group of fantastically dedicated volunteers) run this flagship citizen science project, that generates crucial data for conservation science and facilitates high public engagement. The Puffineers have a front and centre role on deciding the direction…

    • 3 Jun 2021
  • World Peatland Day 2021

    On World Peatland Day 2021, Julia Westbury tells us about two important areas of peatland restoration work on RSPB Scotland reserves.
    • 2 Jun 2021
  • From decline to recovery: why monitoring is key to protecting 30% of Scotland’s land for nature by 2030

    Monitoring of protected areas has been inadequate in Scotland over the last decade. Niamh Coyne, RSPB Scotland’s Conservation Planner discusses the need for this to be urgently addressed to meaningfully deliver on the Scottish Government’s commitment to protect 30% of Scotland’s land for nature by 2030.

    Two weeks ago, we issued a stark warning to all our newly elected MSPs about the perilous state of…

    • 31 May 2021
  • Protecting native woodlands

    This week is invasive non-native species week. A chance to highlight the problems that non-native species can cause to plants and animals when they are introduced or spread outside of their natural habitat. Today we are looking at woodlands, what invasive species are a threat here, and what can be done to protect Scotland’s rainforest.
    • 26 May 2021
  • Tackling Invasive Non-native Species in Scotland

    Today marks the start of this year’s Invasive Species Week. It is organised by the Non-native Species Secretariat to raise awareness of invasive non-native species (INNS) and how everyone can help to prevent their spread. Paul Walton, RSPB Scotland’s Head of Habitats and Species, explains more about the problems and what actions the Scottish Parliament must take to tackle the threats of invasive non-native species in…
    • 24 May 2021
  • Stark warning for newly elected MSPs

    We are in a nature and climate emergency and it is absolutely critical that we get to grips with turning this around in the next few years. Key to this is getting new policies and laws in place during this Parliament to start that change happening. Our newly elected MSPs have a lot of work to do.

    Scotland’s nature is world-renowned. It is part of our heritage, our culture, our identity. It supports our economy and our…

    • 17 May 2021
  • We all need nature nearby

    Ailis Watt, a student at the University of Glasgow, tells us how important her local nature is, and why RSPB Scotland is campaigning for better access for everyone this Mental Health Awareness Week
    • 10 May 2021
  • IOSF’s Team Otter

    We talked to Ben Yoxon, IOSF’s Education Officer and Broadford’s Team Otter leader about these groups and why they are so important, not only to nature but also to the young people involved.
    • 4 May 2021
  • The need for transformative change in Scotland’s planning system

    In the run up to the Scottish Elections in May we will be talking to you about the transformative changes that politicians in Scotland must make to recover Scotland’s amazing nature and how you can help. Here we look at why we should make spaces for people and nature

    As part of the Nature Recovery Plan (NRP) launched in 2020, RSPB Scotland, WWF Scotland, and the Scottish Wildlife Trust are calling for two NRP actions…

    • 29 Apr 2021