Why the lynx effect would send Scotland wild

As Edinburgh Zoo’s panda freakshow continues to captivate the witless and the infantile, a real Scottish animal has been allowed to die. Under the noses of Scottish Natural Heritage, which likes to be known as the nation’s leading conservation body, the Scottish wildcat has all but been extinguished from the Highlands. The importance of this […]

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Buntings, A Royal Appointment

A couple of years ago, during the latter part of February, a group of us headed off to the Cairngorm ski slopes hoping to add Snow bunting to our list of iconic Scottish species. A flock of approximately 30 flitted around the chalet rooftops, occasionally alighting on a small area of well trodden snow, to […]

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