Month: May 2015

Taxidermy Eagle Restoration – Conservation of a Different Nature

I’ve said before now that I am interested in conservation in all its forms. This is one of them. A real passion of mine throughout my life has been taxidermy. I remember, as a kid, wandering round museums looking at the mounted up animals and imagining them… Continue Reading “Taxidermy Eagle Restoration – Conservation of a Different Nature”

High Nature Value Farming in Durness

I wrote this piece on High Nature Value farming in August 2013. It was originally written to go in The Northern Times but never went to print. I did it for the RSPB hence the emphasis on them. You can find further information on the High Nature Value Farming website.… Continue Reading “High Nature Value Farming in Durness”

Young Crofters 20:20 Gathering 2015 (Pt. 3) and Further Progress

Day 3: Our final day arrived and we headed over to Glencanisp, stag spotting as we went! We arrived at Glencanisp Lodge as the sun came out, couldn’t have asked for better, more inspiring weather for our last day! This final day saw us… Continue Reading “Young Crofters 20:20 Gathering 2015 (Pt. 3) and Further Progress”

Young Crofters 20:20 Gathering 2015 (Pt.2)

Day 2: The next day saw a fresh set of workshops and talks. We kicked off with a talk by Ronnie Eunson, a crofter from Shetland specialising in breeding Shetland Cattle. This was a very engaging talk following Ronnie’s journey from keeping Texel’s and… Continue Reading “Young Crofters 20:20 Gathering 2015 (Pt.2)”

Young Crofters 20:20 Gathering 2015 (Pt.1)

Right, I should have got my act together literally months ago and written about this after it happened, however, hindsight is a wonderful thing and I’m writing about it now so we’re all good. I’ve split this summary into three separate posts. Back in… Continue Reading “Young Crofters 20:20 Gathering 2015 (Pt.1)”

A Start of the Year Update

I haven’t posted anything for ages (December, how embarrassing), so I thought I’d just give a wee update of what I’ve been up to. January: An interesting way to start the year, the perks included beating on my friends shoot and coming home with a… Continue Reading “A Start of the Year Update”

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