Author: Alan

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 venue for this year’s Annual Gathering will be Braemar. Further details and booking will follow, but you can register your interest now with the form below to be sent an email

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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Rewilding urban greenspace in Aberdeen

From Reforesting Scotland Journal 56: Wild Again (autumn 2017 issue) At first glance, ‘rewilding the city’ might sound like a contradiction. To some people, the wild is defined by the absence of interfering humans. How can wildness exist in that

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Reforesting Scotland Journal 56: Wild Again

Autumn/winter 2017 issue The theme of the Autumn 2017 issue of Reforesting Scotland is ‘Wild again!’ and we take a look at ecological restoration and reintroductions. Articles include: ‘Tree line‘ by nature writer Jim Crumley, ‘From beavers to bears‘ by

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Annual Gathering 2017 – Comrie Croft

Friday 13th October to Sunday 15th October 2017 The venue for this year’s Annual Gathering is Comrie Croft, near Creiff. The theme of the Gathering and of the Reforesting Scotland Journal no. 56 will be Rewilding. Events Performance poetry by

Booking now open for RS Gathering 2017: Rewilding

Booking is now open for the 2017 Reforesting Scotland Gathering, with a discount for early birds. The Gathering will take place from Friday 13th October to Sunday 15th October 2017. The venue is Comrie Croft and the theme of the

Reforesting Scotland Journal 55

Spring/Summer 2017: Wild Harvests The theme of this issue of Reforesting Scotland is ‘Wild Harvests’ and we take a look at a range of wild harvests, including forest microbes and materials for tanning hides, as well as various aspects of

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Pine martens

If there was ever an animal that showed the changes that cascade through the web of ecological relationships when you add or remove one of its members, it is the pine marten (Martes martes). This native woodlander was once removed

Could Brexit end the lose-lose situation in Scotland’s uplands?

Alan Carter asks, could Brexit be an opportunity to craft a sane economic vision for our uplands? In 2011, consultants from the Scottish Agricultural College began a study into the comparative economics of commercial forestry and hill sheep farming in

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