How to look after a SSSI – step 1

Becoming the custodians of a rare woodland is exciting and somewhat daunting. It feels like a big responsibility. Apparently upland oak woods are really rare in global terms (although by the coast, it is still classed as upland as conditions

How to look after a SSSI – step 1

Becoming the custodians of a rare woodland is exciting and somewhat daunting. It feels like a big responsibility. Apparently upland oak woods are really rare in global terms (although by the coast, it is still classed as upland as conditions

Bee-yond the Beeline Walk

Originally posted on Let's Make a Bee Line:
So…the walk has happened…we raised a pile of cash ( currently at £2300 and rising…)…so what now? We intend to keep blogging about the Bee in all it’s wonder. We have…

Bee-yond the Beeline Walk

Originally posted on Let's Make a Bee Line:
So…the walk has happened…we raised a pile of cash ( currently at £2300 and rising…)…so what now? We intend to keep blogging about the Bee in all it’s wonder. We have…

Sound of Gigha

Visual artists (Julia Love Griffiths and Ann Thomas) and myself as a writer have come together to create a coastal meditation on a tiny area of West Scotland’s seaboard. We have used a variety of media including paintings and line

Sound of Gigha

Visual artists (Julia Love Griffiths and Ann Thomas) and myself as a writer have come together to create a coastal meditation on a tiny area of West Scotland’s seaboard. We have used a variety of media including paintings and line

Rhododendron at Ferry Wood

The big managemenent issue at Ferry Wood is Rhododendron ponticum, the scourge of upland oakwoods on the west coast of Britain. There have been efforts to remove it from the wood for over 20 years and it still has a

Rhododendron at Ferry Wood

The big managemenent issue at Ferry Wood is Rhododendron ponticum, the scourge of upland oakwoods on the west coast of Britain. There have been efforts to remove it from the wood for over 20 years and it still has a

Ferry Wood

As a family we have recently brought a 40 acre oakwood in Argyll, in South Knapdale at the northern entrance to the West Loch, which separates Knapdale from Kintyre. It is a Site of Special Scientific Interest and part of

Ferry Wood

As a family we have recently brought a 40 acre oakwood in Argyll, in South Knapdale at the northern entrance to the West Loch, which separates Knapdale from Kintyre. It is a Site of Special Scientific Interest and part of

Caledonian pinewoods

Recently I was in the Tyndrum area and made a pilgrimage to one of the Caledonian pinewoods immortalised in Steven and Carlisle’s famous book. The two men, academics at Aberdeen University, identified in the 1950’s the threat to Scotland’s remaining

Caledonian pinewoods

Recently I was in the Tyndrum area and made a pilgrimage to one of the Caledonian pinewoods immortalised in Steven and Carlisle’s famous book. The two men, academics at Aberdeen University, identified in the 1950’s the threat to Scotland’s remaining

Exploitation: an Elephant in the Room

A lot has been said about the Climate Change being “the elephant in the room.” It’s the topic that lies behind everything spoken, but is invisible; not talked about despite being so important. Well, hopefully the Paris Agreement has changed

Exploitation: an Elephant in the Room

A lot has been said about the Climate Change being “the elephant in the room.” It’s the topic that lies behind everything spoken, but is invisible; not talked about despite being so important. Well, hopefully the Paris Agreement has changed