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REWILDING STORIES

"It’s vital that SCOTLAND: The Big Picture tells compelling stories that ignite fresh conversations around Scotland’s landscapes."
Mark Hamblin, Creative Content Manager

WHERE THE FOREST HITS THE SEA


#Northwoods

The Cowal peninsula might feel remote to some, but for one family with an astonishing record of global adventures, this is not only now their home but also the backdrop to fulfilling their rewilding dream.

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ROOTING FOR ROOTERS


Destructive, dangerous, confrontational, plundering…these are just a few familiar terms attributed to wild boar. After centuries of absence, these powerful rooters are back in Scotland, but how well do we know wild boar?

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WHAT NEXT FOR SCOTLAND'S BEAVERS?


As the architect behind Scotland’s first beaver translocation outside of their current range, Tom Bowser makes a passionate plea to take the handbrake off and restore more  biodiversity-boosting beavers across the whole of Scotland.

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COMMUNITY REWILDING


#Northwoods

Spearheaded by the Mull and Iona Community Trust, ambitious plans are underway to transform Ardura's dark conifer plantations into a vibrant community woodland, expanding this precious part of Scotland’s rainforest and restoring the link between local people and these ancient oak woods. 

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CAIRNGORMS CRANES


#WildlifeComeback

A wetland icon is missing from Scotland’s largest and wildest National Park. The Cairngorms Cranes project is on a mission to change that.  

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SEEING THE TREES FOR THE HILLS


#BuildingBridges

As people increasingly seek solace and inspiration from Scotland’s celebrated hills and mountains, hillwalker Paul Webster, explores how our preconceptions of the landscape limit its potential for both nature and people.

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WHERE PREDATORS RULE


With global nature loss inextricably linked with climate breakdown, the place for top predators in a future Scotland, is an increasingly pressing discussion. Gordon Eaglesham explores the complex and evolving science around the foundational role of large carnivores in living systems around the world.

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FARMING, FEARS AND FOLLY


#BuildingBridges

Rewilding continues to be viewed with suspicion by farmers wary of change and loss of control, but Galloway farmer Patrick Laurie argues that if we can get past the misconceptions, farming and nature are all part of the same puzzle.

 

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REWILDING ME

#MeWilding

The pandemic has touched everyone in different ways and for Sam Wilson, a geologist from Edinburgh, it has profoundly changed her perspective on the sights, sounds and smells of nature close to home.

 

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THE WINGS OF CHANGE


#BuildingBridges

As Scotland’s white-tailed eagles continue to reclaim ancient hunting territories, their presence raises questions over our readiness to share Scotland’s landscape with unfamiliar neighbours.

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