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Lammermuirs Moorland Group - NIGHT TIME STUDY THROWS NEW LIGHT ON THE LIVES OF EAST LOTHIAN’S MOUNTAIN HARES
A NIGHT-time partnership between gamekeepers and conservationists in the Lammermuir Hills is helping throw light on the secrets of the mountain hare.Mountain or ‘blue’ hares are native to Britain, with 99 per cent of the UK population found in Scotland. Evidence suggests mountain hares are declining in Scotland, although research from the James Hutton Institute
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Grampian Moorland - SPORTING TENANT AT INVERCAULD PROVIDES SHELTER FOR EVACUATED FAMILY
The sporting tenant of Gairnshiel and the Micras at Invercauld Estate, who does not wish to be named, was horrified when seeing images of the flood damage whilst in Belgium.Despite communications lines being down, he managed to contact Invercauld Head Gamekeeper Hans Mckenzie-Wilson to instruct him to open his doors to those requiring re-housing. The
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Wildlife Audit Report November 2015
The Scottish Moorland Group has collated the findings of wildlife audits undertaken at three Scottish estates where grouse shooting is a primary activity.The information from Invermark Estate, Glenogil and Glenturret estates provides a useful insight into the range of conservations benefits delivered by high-quality moorland management practices and techniques. The activities undertaken by moorland managers
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The Birds Fly High
Scientists identify 81 different bird species on leading grouse moorsBirds in serious decline make a comeback on land managed by gamekeepers 81 and flying – that is the number of bird species thriving on Scotland’s grouse moors. The vast range of birds either breeding or feeding on land managed by gamekeepers is revealed today by
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Scottish moorlands help save the G&T
The next time you’re enjoying a refreshing gin & tonic remember to give thanks to Scotland’s gamekeepers for they are at the forefront of helping to protect and nurture the juniper plant which is used to flavour gin.A recent report published by PlantLife Scotland, a conservation organisation protecting the UK’s wild flowers, plants and fungi,
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