Category: Land and Wildlife Management

Beavering Away on the Farm

I haven’t posted on my blog for an embarrassingly long time now – something I will try to rectify in 2019 – however, a recent assignment on my MSc course has given me the perfect opening to get writing again! For context: I am… Continue Reading “Beavering Away on the Farm”

Reforesting Scotland Land Revival Tour

Reforesting Scotland Land Revival Tour – Cairngorms, 28th-29th of June I wasn’t sure what to expect from the Reforesting Scotland Land Revival Tour, but I knew it would be an interesting experience whatever happened. As you will know, if you’ve been following this blog,… Continue Reading “Reforesting Scotland Land Revival Tour”

Royal Highland Show: Oxford Farming Conference 2018

“This house believes in paying farmers for more than food.” This is the motion that we, the panel, were presented with – to argue for or against – in the Oxford Farming Conference‘s debate at the 2018 Royal Highland Show on the 21st of… Continue Reading “Royal Highland Show: Oxford Farming Conference 2018”

A Brief Foray to Norway

The 2018 North Highland College exchange trip to Hedmark University campus at Evenstad, Norway, took place at an interesting time; with discussions around land use, rewilding, and wildlife management coming into public awareness more than they have for a long time… From the start… Continue Reading “A Brief Foray to Norway”

Lantra Learner of the Year Awards

This is a copy of a guest blog I wrote for Scottish Land and Estates, following the Lantra Scotland awards. As it is, the last few weeks since Lantra Scotland’s Land Based and Aquaculture Learner of the Year awards ceremony have gone past in… Continue Reading “Lantra Learner of the Year Awards”

Looking Back on 2017 – October, November, and December

Last one of these for this year, I swear… October By October the stag season was in full swing. It was thoroughly enjoyable, despite the weather, which as decidedly dreich (despite the sunny photo below!). Stalking in Storm Ophelia was kind of exciting… At… Continue Reading “Looking Back on 2017 – October, November, and December”

Looking Back on 2017 – July, August, and September

Quite frankly a bit amazed that you’re still following to this point… July This was a busy month! More roebuck stalking in July, more nest checks and camera trapping. Our areas’ Deer Management Group partnered up with SNH to run a Herbivore Impact Assessment… Continue Reading “Looking Back on 2017 – July, August, and September”

Looking Back on 2017 – April, May & June

Continuing on from yesterday… April April was a month of highs and lows. I went heather burning for the first time (…an experience all of its own). I dragged my brother out to the hill to survey aspens and badgers; and I attended the… Continue Reading “Looking Back on 2017 – April, May & June”

Looking back on 2017 – January, February & March

In the spirit of originality, I thought I’d do a wee review and look back over the best bits of 2017 in the days leading up to the New Year… It’s been a interesting, varied, and challenging year. It’s cliche to say it, but… Continue Reading “Looking back on 2017 – January, February & March”

Deer Health – Jaw Compaction and Body Condition

*Disclaimer*  So I wanted to write a post about something I came across yesterday when out hunting, but before you read further, you should be aware that this post contains photographs of a shot deer, various images of the carcass, and of the postmortem… Continue Reading “Deer Health – Jaw Compaction and Body Condition”

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