Tag: Highlands

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”

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”

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”

Spring Update

It’s been another interesting and busy couple of weeks. First up… ILUC17 The 30th and 31st of March saw the sixth annual Integrated Land Use Conference take place at Carrbridge. This years theme was ‘Balancing the Benefits of Woodland Expansion’. An interesting couple of… Continue Reading “Spring Update”

High Flying and Deer Counting

We’ve had a busy couple of days so far this week with our Deer Management Groups’ deer count. Finally grabbing a couple of days of decent – but still pretty choppy and snowy – flying weather, deer stalkers from within the management group gathered… Continue Reading “High Flying and Deer Counting”

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”

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)”

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