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"SCOTLAND: The Big Picture needs to paint pictures and tell compelling stories about new tomorrows."
Mark Hamblin, Executive Director.

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FIGHT OR FLIGHT?

Featured Story

FIGHT OR FLIGHT?


Conflict over land use in the Scottish uplands is nothing new. Environmental scientist Isla Hodgson, argues that the debate over driven grouse shooting is part of a global epidemic.

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WOLVES AND WILDING: A CONVERSATION

WOLVES AND WILDING: A CONVERSATION

In 2018 we met up with Colin Murdoch, a west coast deer stalker who gave us his perspective on rewilding in The Voice. Colin then asked to turn the tables and on a blustery December morning in Lochcarron, he posed some challenging questions to our Director, Peter Cairns.

 

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AT DARLEY

AT DARLEY


Consensus over land use in Scotland can seem elusive; perspectives can appear entrenched. Common ground however, is not only a platform for progress but more easily found than we’re led to believe.

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THE CHILD IN NATURE: AN ENDANGERED SPECIES

THE CHILD IN NATURE: AN ENDANGERED SPECIES


Polly Pullar tells a powerful story of a challenging personal journey, which had it not been for the restorative powers of nature, might have ended very differently.

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LYNX TO THE PAST

LYNX TO THE PAST


While ancient DNA may not yet allow the cloning of woolly mammoths, it can help inform the return of species that lived in Scotland more recently.

 

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THE RETURN OF THE TAGHAN

THE RETURN OF THE TAGHAN


Despite centuries of persecution and habitat loss, pine martens have proven themselves to be survivors, and as they expand their range, they’re revealing some surprising secrets.

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MONARCH OR MENACE?

MONARCH OR MENACE?

Scotland’s largest land mammal is also one of its most contentious. Peter Cairns explores the ecological and cultural divide over the Monarch of the Glen.

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HUNTED

HUNTED


The mountain hare is Britain’s only fully native lagomorph, and 99% of the British population lives in Scotland, but there’s a lot we still don’t know about these enigmatic upland mammals.

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REWILDING THE SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS

REWILDING THE SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS


Until now, most conservation campaigns have been defensive in character, focusing on ‘damage limitation'. While some initiatives have had success, the overall trend has been one of ecological decline with impacts on wildlife and on humanity itself.

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SQUIRRELS ON THE MOVE

SQUIRRELS ON THE MOVE

The red squirrel is one of Scotland’s most treasured mammals but has not been seen in many parts of the Highlands for generations. Rewilding charity Trees for Life, is taking pioneering steps to change that.

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