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Reforesting Scotland Journal 59: Land Revival

Spring/summer issue 2019: Land Revival The Spring 2019 issue is a special bumper edition with 12 extra pages covering the places visited and lessons learned from our Land Revival study tour. You can buy it online for the regular price

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Annual Gathering 2019 – Aberfoyle

SAVE THE DATE: 4th to 6th October 2019 This year the Gathering is heading to the Trossachs, part of the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park and home of more large-scale restoration projects than you can shake a birch

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Consultation – the Scottish Forestry Strategy

The Scottish Government has published its draft Scottish Forestry Strategy, which lays out the Scottish Government’s vision and plans for woods and forests over the next ten years. Or at least, that’s what it should do. In the event, the

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Reforesting Scotland Journal 58: By Leaves We Learn

Autumn/winter issue 2018 The Reforesting Scotland Journal is free to members. The theme of our Autumn/Winter issue is ‘By Leaves We Learn’ and we take a look at various aspects of education and learning outdoors, including the Shieling Project, Upstart

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Crowdfunder opened for new book on Rewilding

In partnership with Trees for Life we are supporting the publication of a new book, SCOTLAND: A Rewilding Journey. This book is a rally cry to bring about action for a wilder Scotland, where forests abundant with life are regenerating,

Why are deer dying in Scotland’s hills?

Over the last few weeks, hill walkers have encountered dead deer lying scattered over many of Scotland’s hills. While some may have been shot to put them out of their misery, most will have starved to death – the combination

Reforesting Scotland Journal 57: A Place to Be

Spring/summer issue 2018 The Reforesting Scotland Journal is free to members. The theme of the Spring 2018 issue of Reforesting Scotland is ‘A Place to be’ and we take a look at huts, crofts and bothies, the Ulva buyout, and

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Action: New beaver consultation

Soon, the legislation allowing beavers to remain in Scotland will be debated in the Edinburgh Parliament. Before that can happen, the Scottish Government is obliged to issue a report and hold a public consultation on the conclusions of that report. The

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Annual Gathering 2018 – Braemar

Friday 5th October to Sunday 7th October 2018 The 2018 Gathering is nearly upon us. As usual we’ll have a mix of visits, talks, workshops, practical demonstrations, food, company and dancing. We are asking folk to pre-book the visits to

From beavers to bears – we need a map!

Rewilding may be a hot topic but, says Alan Carter, the legal framework for reintroductions needs to be improved. This year, Denmark got its first wild wolf pack for over 200 years. It wasn’t part of any government programme. No

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