• Shiants episode four: wild winter work begins

    Welcome to the fourth instalment of our work on the Shiant Isles Recovery Project from Thomas Churchyard. The project is an initiative to remove non-native black rats from the isles in order to provide safe breeding sites for Scotland’s globally important seabird colonies. It is part funded by the EU LIFE+ programme and is a partnership between RSPB Scotland, Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) and the Nicolson family…

    • 30 Dec 2015
  • Scottish Wildcat Action: a round-up of 2016

    Welcome to our first guest blog from Dr Roo Campbell, project manager for the priority areas programme of Scottish Wildcat Action. Dr Campbell has significant experience of carrying out research on the behaviour and ecology of Scottish wildcats and received his PhD in Zoology from Oxford University. He is based at Scottish Natural Heritage, Inverness.

    Scottish Wildcat Action: a round-up of 2016

    The stage is set for the…

    • 26 Dec 2015
  • The birth of the Paris Agreement

    Jim Densham, Senior Land Use Policy Officer with RSPB Scotland, has this update on recent climate change negotiations and the Paris Agreement.

    The birth of the Paris Agreement

    The past few weeks watching the Paris Agreement negotiations has been like waiting for a birth as a new father all over again. We didn’t quite know when it would be born, its birth was delayed, and being in Glasgow I definitely felt removed from…

    • 21 Dec 2015
  • Birds of Scotland: a year in numbers

    Birds of Scotland: a year in numbers

    Each year RSPB Scotland monitors, counts and records birds like puffins, corncrakes and kittiwakes right across the country to find out how populations are doing, and to identify which species might need more help. We’ve had some good results this year, and some that are not so good as well. Here’s a summary of all the numbers you need to know from our monitoring work this year.…

    • 14 Dec 2015
  • What to see in Scotland this month XII

    So here we are, the final month of the year. Everyone’s probably focused on Christmas by now but surely there’s time to squeeze in a spot of wildlife watching too – maybe even during a relaxing Boxing Day walk?

    What to see in Scotland this month XII

    Have you ever noticed the fascinating adaptations many animals have developed in order to survive and thrive in the places they live? From forests and…

    • 9 Dec 2015
  • Shiants episode three: bedding in for the winter

    Welcome to the third instalment of our work on the Shiant Isles Recovery Project from RSPB Scotland's Phil Taylor. The project is an initiative to remove non-native black rats from the isles in order to provide safe breeding sites for Scotland’s globally important seabird colonies. It is part funded by the EU LIFE+ programme and is a partnership between RSPB Scotland, Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) and the Nicolson…

    • 6 Dec 2015