Category: Conservation

Stalking the Scottish Savanna

The Scottish Highlands have their own unique cold. I’m insistent of this fact, despite my colleague’s protestation that “Cold is cold.” Having just had the chance to sit in the Alps at -16, and the Highlands at 1 degrees Celsius, I can confirm the… Continue Reading “Stalking the Scottish Savanna”

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”

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”

First Post and Discussions

I’ve started this blog to record discussions and debates I have with people over various issues, mainly those concerning the Scottish (and occasionally English) countryside. I have an interesting viewpoint to stand from – whilst I enjoy fieldsports and activities such as deer stalking, I… Continue Reading “First Post and Discussions”

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