• Vote Oa!

    Vote Oa!

    David Wood, Site Manager at RSPB Scotland The Oa on Islay, fills us in on a project at the reserve that you have a chance to support receive funding thanks to Tesco’s Bags of Help Initiative.  

    Between 31st October and 13th November shoppers at Tesco in Campbeltown will be voting for their favourite of three projects, with the most popular receiving £12,000 in funding thanks to Tesco’s Bags of Help initiative…

    • 30 Oct 2016
  • Inspired by nature

    Inspired by nature

    Nature inspires many people in many different ways from enjoying walks in Scotland's outdoors to deciding to work in conservation to creating amazing works of art. In this blog we hear from Eileen Gatt, a jewellery designer, on how nature inspires her.

    RSPB Scotland Fairy Glen (Andy Hay (rspb-images.com))

    Nature is a central theme of much of what will be on show at this year’s Elements…

    • 29 Oct 2016
  • Five facts you need to know about whooper swans

    Five facts you need to know about whooper swans

    One sure sign that the season is turning other than temperatures getting colder and days getting shorter is the arrival of the many species of migrant birds that come to Scotland every year to spend the winter.

    One of these is the very beautiful whooper swan - some of you may have been lucky enough to see them (or hear them!) already as the main time they arrive in large…

    • 21 Oct 2016
  • Onshore wind in Scotland is breaking records, but how is it working for nature?

    September was an impressive month for onshore wind in Scotland. Output rose by 36% from last year, and on two days, wind turbines provided output equivalent to more than our total electricity needs – the first time this has happened twice in one month. Renewables now provide around 60% of our electricity needs, with onshore wind providing the lion’s share.

    This is good news for the climate, which in turn…

    • 20 Oct 2016