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Appointment of Agriculture Champions announced

The Scottish Government has appointed four Agriculture Champions to advise on the development of a strategy for the sector.

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Gales are expected to batter most of Scotland from Wednesday

Blizzards set to bring travel disruption across Scotland

Snow storms amid winds gusting up to 75mph are forecast to batter Scotland from tomorrow until Friday.

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Arctic blast set to bring snow and bitterly cold temperatures to Scotland

Arctic blast set to bring snow and bitterly cold temperatures to Scotland

Freezing air direct from the Arctic is set to descend over most of the country this week bringing with it the threat of snow.

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Foreign trees more a threat than grazing

Foreign trees more a threat than grazing

Scotland’s native woods will miss Biodiversity targets for 2020 unless urgent action is taken to address non-native tree species in the country’s forests.

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Walkers and climbers urged to stay safe this winter

Walkers and climbers urged to stay safe this winter

Many people will use the festive season to go walking and climbing with mountain safety experts urging them to take precautions to stay safe.

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Overhaul of Scotland’s moutain paths

Overhaul of Scotland’s moutain paths

Scotland’s National Parks mountain paths are being given a serious overhaul with more than 24km of paths having been restored this year and another 100km of repairs planned over the next three and a half years.

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Warning after bird flu found on Lincolnshire farm

Warning after bird flu found on Lincolnshire farm

Bird keepers in Scotland have been reminded to keep their poultry and captive birds indoors after bird flu was confirmed at a farm in Lincolnshire.

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Kilfinan Community Forest, Argyll.

Search on for Scotland’s finest woods

The search has begun to find and celebrate the finest and most inspiring woodlands in Scotland. The 2017 Scotland’s Finest Woods Awards are an annual recognition of excellence among those who use, own or manage woods and forests - and a celebration of their contribution to the wealth and well-being of communities.

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Green Spaces Officer Lewis Swales (right) and Aberdeenshire Councils
Buchan Area Project Officer Robert McGregor are pictured at Collieburn - just one area which will be developed in association with the community

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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