• SRSG say that licensing of grouse moors is essential to better protect Scotland’s persecuted raptors

    In our second guest blog from Logan Steele, of the Scottish Raptor Study Group, he covers the hopes amongst voluntary raptor workers from across Scotland for the outcome of the independent review of grouse moor management in Scotland, the so called “Werritty Review”, which is due to report in July 2019.
    • 23 May 2019
  • Five facts about chaffinches

    Find out all about the chaffinch with these five facts from RSPB Scotland’s Jen Mullen.
    • 22 May 2019
  • The magnificent white-tailed eagle

    Maia, white-tailed eagle ambassador for the Ullapool Seas Savers, tells us why she loves the magnificent white-tailed eagle.
    • 20 May 2019
  • Tackling mental health with the National Rural Mental Health Forum

    The 13th - 19th of May marks Mental Health Awareness Week 2019. In this guest blog, Jim Hume, Convener of the National Rural Mental Health Forum, introduces the initiative and it's goals.
    • 16 May 2019
  • A view from the Scottish Raptor Study Group on the licensing of grouse moors

    In the first of two guest blogs from Logan Steele, Communications Secretary for the Scottish Raptor Study Group (SRSG), he reminds us of the background to the SRSG petition to the Scottish Parliament in 2016, which called for a state regulated system of gamebird hunting in Scotland. This petition was instrumental in securing the independent “Werritty Review”, which is now considering recommendations on how grouse moors…
    • 15 May 2019
  • Reflecting on DolphinFest 2019

    Sadie Gorvett, Dolphinwatch Community Engagement Officer, reflects on the success of Aberdeen’s first-ever Dolphin Festival
    • 14 May 2019
  • Investing in nature-based solutions through a Scottish Environment Act

    RSPB Scotland Senior Policy Officer Isobel Mercer reflects on the devastating report from the UN published earlier this week, and points us toward our opportunities to Fight For Scotland’s Nature.
    • 10 May 2019
  • Seabirds soar back to Scottish cliffs

    In April, we had our first ‘Guided Seabird Walk’ of the season at our Dunnet Head reserve and it did not disappoint! RSPB Scotland’s, Jen Mullen, tells us more about the species recorded.
    • 9 May 2019
  • An introduction to Argaty Red Kites

    Learn about what makes Nature of Scotland Award winners Argaty Red Kites such a special place in this guest blog from volunteer ranger, Clare Harte.
    • 7 May 2019
  • Five facts about snipe

    Scotland is home to around 60 percent of the UK population of snipe, with them found across much of the country – here RSPB Scotland’s Jess Barrett brings you five facts you need to know about these birds.
    • 3 May 2019
  • What's next for the Islands Act?

    Last year the Islands (Scotland) Act was passed. RSPB Scotland's David Hunt discusses the significance of the Act and how you can contribute to the next steps.
    • 1 May 2019
  • Songs and sounds of Scotland's birds

    Dawn Chorus Day is coming up and we will be celebrating all the wonderful birds that bring beautiful song into our mornings and reflect on the delightful music nature brings us. RSPB Scotland’s Allie McGregor tells us about some of the sounds of Scotland’s most recognisable species.
    • 30 Apr 2019
  • 5 facts about goldeneye

    In Scotland we are lucky enough to have some resident goldeneye ducks, who are otherwise mostly just winter visitors to the UK. In this blog RSPB Scotland’s McGregor, Allie McGregor, shares five facts about these diving ducks
    • 23 Apr 2019
  • What Working for Waders are doing for curlew

    World Curlew Day is tomorrow and the RSPB are celebrating! RSPB Scotland's Advisory Manager, Chris Bailey takes us through how a partnership initiative called Working for Waders is helping curlews. 

    What Working for Waders are doing for curlew

    The evocative call of the curlew has echoed across Scotland for generations, but these much-loved birds are at risk of being lost from our landscapes.  Since the mid-1990s, their…

    • 20 Apr 2019
  • Wood ants are amazing!

    Xander Johnston, Our RSPB Young Nature Champion Award Winner, shares some of his incredible knowledge about wood ants!
    • 17 Apr 2019
  • Habitat management for curlew - cutting, carbon and coos

    World Curlew Day is coming up this week and the RSPB are celebrating! RSPB Scotland's Senior Conservation Adviser Dan Brown discusses the kinds of things curlew look for in the habitats they call home.
    • 16 Apr 2019
  • Creating a nature reserve in less time than it took to write Lord of the Rings

    Conservation work is often an exercise in patience. RSPB Scotland's Jenny Tweedie shares a bit about the wonderful transformation story of one of our reserves.
    • 15 Apr 2019
  • Movers and shakers: Big Garden Birdwatch 2019

    In this blog RSPB Scotland's Allie McGregor talks about some of our high flyers who shot up the charts in Scotland during this year's Big Garden Birdwatch.
    • 12 Apr 2019
  • 65% of people concerned about climate change because of the threat to wildlife

    Ahead of the first debate on the Climate Change Bill, activists gathered outside Scottish Parliament to call for more action for climate change. RSPB Scotland's Jim Densham discusses the importance of a strong and ambitious Climate Bill.
    • 10 Apr 2019
  • A momentous milestone: But what does it mean for our seafaring wanderers?

    This week we are continuing our celebration of 40 years of the EU Birds directive. Peadar O'Connell, Marine Species Officer, discusses why we owe so much to the directive and what the story is for seabirds.
    • 8 Apr 2019
  • The results are in...

    The results are in! Thank you to the more than 32,000 people across Scotland who took part in our 2019 Big Garden Birdwatch. In this blog, RSPB Scotland’s Allie McGregor tells us which birds topped the list and lets us know what our top birds will be up to now we’re finally in Spring!
    • 5 Apr 2019
  • Amazing year for aspen at Insh Marshes

    Excitement is high for many people in the Badenoch and Strathspey area, including staff at our Insh Marshes nature reserve, as the aspen trees are in flower all across Scotland. This is the first time in 23 years that there has been a mass aspen flowering here. RSPB Scotland’s Jen Mullen tells us more.
    • 4 Apr 2019
  • 40th Anniversary of the EU’s Birds Directive

    40 years since the introduction of the first piece of EU legislation for the protection of our environment, the Birds Directive, RSPB and 34 other Scottish environmental charities are urging Scottish Government to make sure existing protections are retained and enhanced, no matter what happens with Brexit. RSPB Scotland's Keith Morton discusses how we can ensure birds and the environment continue to be protected in Scotland…
    • 2 Apr 2019
  • Five facts about goshawks

    RSPB Scotland's Allie McGregor shares five fun facts about Goshawks.
    • 29 Mar 2019
  • RSPB Scotland’s birding day out: Dashing ducks!

    A couple of weeks ago Allie McGregor shared some stories of the gulls and waders that were seen on a wee RSPB Scotland birding day out. This blog follows on from that looking at some of the ducks and other species we saw, and some more ID tips!
    • 26 Mar 2019