• Let’s make our nature laws worth the paper they’re written on

    Let’s make our nature laws worth the paper they’re written on


    Regardless of the outcome of Brexit, we all want nature to be better protected.

    Given that the wild species and habitats that we love, and the pressures they face, do not respect borders, we need a collaborative approach between the four governments of the UK to ensure the best possible outcomes for nature.

    You have the power to hold them…

    • 23 Feb 2018
  • Scotland's mountain hares

    Mountain hares are Scotland's only native member of the Lagomorpha family and are known for their coats turning white during winter. Here James Silvey, RSPB Scotland's Species and Habitats Officer, takes a look at what needs to be done to ensure the long term future of these mammals here. 

    Scotland's mountain hares

    A mountain hare in its winter coat

    On the 26th January the long awaited SNH (Scottish Natural…

    • 22 Feb 2018
  • Year of Young People: Wild Sparks

    2018 is the Year of Young People in Scotland. Here Jasper Hamlet, our Youth and Families Officer, takes a look at some of the ways RSPB Scotland is joining in with this including an exciting Wild Sparks get together taking place in June.

    Year of Young People: Wild Sparks

    Image: Paul Gault, Young Scot

    “The world now has the largest generation of young people in history. I place great hope in their power to shape…

    • 15 Feb 2018
  • Show The Love: climate change and seabirds

    Climate change is happening now and affecting the things we love. As part of Show The Love week we are looking at how nature, in particular seas and seabirds around Scotland’s coasts, is being affected. In the first blog Peadar O’Connell looked at exactly what climate change is and why it is such a threat to our much loved wildlife. The second blog focused at what impact it is having on our seas. In this final…

    • 14 Feb 2018
  • Show The Love: Our marine environment

    Climate change is happening now and affecting the things we love. As part of Show The Love week we are looking at how nature, in particular seas and seabirds around Scotland’s coasts, is being affected. In the first blog Peadar O’Connell looked at exactly what climate change is and why it is such a threat to our much loved wildlife. In this second blog he looks at what impact it is having on our seas.

    Show…

    • 11 Feb 2018
  • Carpets of white

    Snowdrop season is here! Jess Barrett celebrates the reappearance of these beautiful flowers. 

    Carpets of white

    It’s been a rather cold start to 2018 so far with snow for many of us and temperatures lingering below freezing. Yet, despite this there are signs of spring creeping in with the return of snowdrops to many of our gardens and woodlands. These delicate white flowers, the first to bloom while we’re still in…

    • 9 Feb 2018
  • Show The Love – what is climate change?

    Climate change is happening now and affecting the things we love. As part of Show The Love week we are looking at how nature, in particular seas and seabirds around Scotland’s coasts, is being affected. In this first blog Peadar O’Connell unpicks exactly what climate change is and why it is such a threat to our much loved wildlife. Keep an eye for more blogs over the next week.

    Show The Love – what is climate…

    • 7 Feb 2018
  • When Skye met Frisa – a love story

    Dave Sexton, our Mull officer, brings you the tale of Skye and Frisa, a pair of sea eagles on Mull who over their 21 years together have successfully raised 22 chicks. Of course we could have just reported that a sub adult 1994 male paired with a mature 1992 female in Territory 18 and have fledged 22 chicks. But it is February, the month of love, after all…

    When Skye met Frisa – a love story


    Skye and…

    • 1 Feb 2018