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"SCOTLAND: The Big Picture needs to paint pictures and tell compelling stories about new tomorrows."
Mark Hamblin, Executive Director.

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BERLIN'S BOAR WARS

Featured Story

BERLIN'S BOAR WARS

Each spring the bustling city of Berlin becomes home to a group of enterprising animals who thrive in its parks, cemeteries and gardens. With the potential for conflict high, how do the people of Berlin react to their seasonal neighbours?

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MAKING BEAVERS MAINSTREAM

MAKING BEAVERS MAINSTREAM


Our relationship with the beaver is a complicated one. Over four centuries ago, we valued their scent glands, meat and fur so highly, we eventually exterminated them from Britain. Today, they’re back, and we’re discovering once again how valuable they are. It turns out that beavers are worth far more alive than dead.

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UISGE BEATHA: THE WATER OF LIFE

UISGE BEATHA: THE WATER OF LIFE


Far from being just landscape eye candy and a refuge for biodiversity, Scotland's native birch woods have much to offer, if you know where to look.

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FIGHT OR FLIGHT?

FIGHT OR FLIGHT?


Conflict over land use in the Scottish uplands is nothing new. Environmental scientist Isla Hodgson, argues that the debate over driven grouse shooting is part of a global epidemic.

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WOLVES AND WILDING: A CONVERSATION

WOLVES AND WILDING: A CONVERSATION

In 2018 we met up with Colin Murdoch, a west coast deer stalker who gave us his perspective on rewilding in The Voice. Colin then asked to turn the tables and on a blustery December morning in Lochcarron, he posed some challenging questions to our Director, Peter Cairns.

 

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AT DARLEY

AT DARLEY


Consensus over land use in Scotland can seem elusive; perspectives can appear entrenched. Common ground however, is not only a platform for progress but more easily found than we’re led to believe.

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THE CHILD IN NATURE: AN ENDANGERED SPECIES

THE CHILD IN NATURE: AN ENDANGERED SPECIES


Polly Pullar tells a powerful story of a challenging personal journey, which had it not been for the restorative powers of nature, might have ended very differently.

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LYNX TO THE PAST

LYNX TO THE PAST


While ancient DNA may not yet allow the cloning of woolly mammoths, it can help inform the return of species that lived in Scotland more recently.

 

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THE RETURN OF THE TAGHAN

THE RETURN OF THE TAGHAN


Despite centuries of persecution and habitat loss, pine martens have proven themselves to be survivors, and as they expand their range, they’re revealing some surprising secrets.

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MONARCH OR MENACE?

MONARCH OR MENACE?

Scotland’s largest land mammal is also one of its most contentious. Peter Cairns explores the ecological and cultural divide over the Monarch of the Glen.

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