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Town Green Spaces Officer gets hands-on

Peterhead’s new Green Spaces Officer has been getting hands-on with the local community with plans for a pocket park in the town centre.

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Hares must be controlled to safeguard habitats, the SGA has said.

Warning of habitat damage if culls banned

A full ban on the culling of mountain hares could lead to serious damage to habitats and the species, a national organisation has warned.

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Farmers across Scotland are being urged to open their gates to the public for next years Open Farm Sunday on June 11. Organisers LEAF are keen to see more farms taking part.

Farmers urged to highlight vital role

Farmers across Scotland are being urged to open their gates and welcome the public to showcase their achievements and the goods and services they deliver.

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The Met Office has issued a yellow be aware warning for Tuesday, November 8 across Scotland

Weather warning ahead of snowfall

The Met Office has issued a yellow warning ahead of snow and low temperatures that will sweep the country tomorrow.

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Snowy the seal pup

Seal pup rescued from Newburgh beach

The Scottish SPCA is caring for an orphaned grey seal pup that was found alone on Newburgh beach.

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OPENING THE REFURBISHED VISITOR CENTRE AT THE LOCH OF STRATHBEG ARE (L TO R) BILL CRAIGIE,FRIENDS OF STRATHBEG,ELYN ZHANG, COASTAL COMMUNITIES FUND AND MARK SULLIVAN, ABERDEEN AND DISTRICT RSPB LOCAL GROUP, WATCHED BY INTERNS MOWENE EGAN AND IMOGEN RUTTER. [Picture: BROWN]

Buchan nature reserve unveils new £300k renovations

A Buchan nature reserve unveiled its new £300,000 refurbishments on Friday which have been nearly 10 years in planning.

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Little gulls in flight

Little gull chicks take flight at Loch of Strathbeg

The two little gull chicks which made history earlier this month at the Loch of Strathbeg have taken flight for the first time.

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Green Flag award for Aden Country Park

Green Flag award for Aden Country Park

Mintlaw’s Aden Country Park has been presented with the coveted Green Flag Award from environmental charity Keep Scotland Beautiful.

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Peter Lewis vibrant image of the black and white blackbird

A black and white case

A Peterhead photographer has caught an unusual bird on camera during a visit to a Highland caravan park.

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Peatlands are vital to the survival of many plants. Photograph: Martin Rimmer

Highland bog reveals global warming threat to peatlands

Rising sea levels and increased pollution linked to global warming are posing a huge threat to the future of the world’s peatland areas, new research has concluded.

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Little Gull and chick at Loch of Strathbeg (PICTURE: RICHARD HUMPIDGE)

History made as two Little Gulls hatch in Buchan

Two tiny chicks have made Scottish history after they hatched on a nature reserve near Fraserburgh earlier this week.

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The famous Konik ponies at the Loch of Strathbeg.

Help to put the meadows back on the map

This year’s National Meadows Day on Saturday, July 2, is promising to be the biggest yet, with up to 100 events taking place across the country.

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Bill Mackie and John Wallace at the re-opening of the Stevenson Lighthouse

Historic lighthouse shines bright again in Blue Toon

The historic Stevenson Lighthouse in Peterhead was re-opened last Friday after renovations work were completed.

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The McDonalds crew who joined with Pick Up Peterhead members to clean up the area.

Lovin’ it: McDonalds staff help in clean-up

Staff at Peterhead’s McDonald’s restaurant teamed up with Pick Up Peterhead recently to help clean up the area round the Ring Road Industrial Estate.

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Little Gulls at Loch of Strathbeg May 2016 [Picture: Ian Francis]

World’s smallest gulls nest in Scotland for first time at Loch of Strathbeg

The world’s smallest gull is nesting in Scotland for the first time at a nature reserve on the outskirts of Fraserburgh.

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The whole community rallied round to clean Cruden Bay Beach.

Care home lends a hand in beach clean-up

Cruden Bay’s Sunnybank Care Home is organising a beach clean-up on Tuesday, June 14, as part of the Marine Conservation Society’s (MCS) Beachwatch campaign.

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Cruden Bay

Sea water at Cruden Bay rated as Poor

The bathing water at Cruden Bay beach has been given a Poor rating in this year’s report by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency.

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Crackdown on nuisance gulls in Peterhead

Crackdown on nuisance gulls in Peterhead

Peterhead residents are being asked to participate in pilot scheme to control the population of nuisance seagulls in the town.

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Council reject traveller site

Council reject traveller site

Aberdeenshire councillors yesterday unanimously rejected a retrospective planning application to pitch a traveller site in Boddam.

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The new osprey nest at Loch of Strathbeg.

One-bed platform available now!

A new osprey nest platform has been constructed at a Buchan nature reserve.

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