• Measuring our restoration management in the northern blanket bogs

    RSPB Senior Conservation Scientist, Mark Hancock, gives us an update on work to restore blanket bog in the Flow Country.

    Measuring our restoration management in the northern blanket bogs

    The early spring is one of the busiest times for RSPB researchers, as we prepare for the coming field season.  One of our main projects in the north of Scotland is monitoring the restoration work that RSPB is carrying out in the Flow…

    • 25 Feb 2014
  • Airds Moss- a hidden industrial gem

    Jill Harden,  Project Archaeologist at RSPB Scotland, uncovers an industrial gem at our Airds Moss nature reserve.

    Airds Moss – a hidden industrial gem

     Archaeological sites are extremely varied in type, period and extent and this is reflected in the range that is protected by law as being of national importance. Scheduled monuments don’t just include prehistoric burial mounds or Roman forts. There are also medieval…

    • 19 Feb 2014
  • Drum roll please...RSPB Scotland photo competition winners announced

    Lisa Dove, Community Fundraiser for RSPB Scotland, reveals the winners of the 2013 RSPB Scotland photo competition.

    Drum roll please...

    With over 200 entries received, our judges had a tough job to do deciding the winners of the 2013 RSPB Scotland Photography Competition. Dean Bricknell, John Aitchison and Andy Hay spent much time sifting through photos and even found a few surprises. With so many top quality entries…

    • 14 Feb 2014
  • Born survivors

    James Silvey, RSPB Nature Recovery Officer, reflects on our resilient amphibians.

    Born survivors

    If asked how many species of toad were native to the UK many people may answer, “Is there more than one species of toad?” surprisingly the answer is, yes. The UK has two native species of toad, the common toad Bufo bufo and the much rarer natterjack toad Epidalea calamita.

    The natterjack toad is a real survivor…

    • 4 Feb 2014
  • What do you look for in a volunteering opportunity?

    Are you aged 16-24? Our Communications Support Intern, Harry Forshaw, is conducting a survey to find out what you look for in a volunteering experience.

    What do you look for in a volunteering opportunity?

    At RSPB Scotland we are developing our engagement with 16-24 year olds by creating new and exciting volunteering opportunities. Our mission is to build up a partnership with this age group, to tap the energy and…

    • 4 Feb 2014