Monthly Archives: March 2014

Cross-party support for Scottish wild land map

WRi research drives policy on Wildland in Scotland again. Debate in the Scottish Parliament on Tues 18th March has resulted in cross-party support for the Core Areas of Wild Land map produced by SNH using methods and approaches original developed by WRi for mapping wildness in Scotland’s national parks. This mapping will form the basis […]

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New FCS report on Scotland’s native woodland

Forestry Commission Scotland has just published a report on the state of Scotland’s native woodlands. It has found that only 4% of Scotland is covered in native woodland, with grazing by herbivores shown to be the biggest threat to them. Invasive non-native species such as rhododendron were also found to be important threats locally, with […]

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Borders Forest Trust purchases Talla & Gameshope, adjacent to Carrifran Wildwood

Borders Forest Trust has secured possession of 1,832 hectares (4,527 acres) of the Talla and Gameshope estate, in the heart of the Scottish Borders. This new site is larger than all of the BFT existing sites put together, and our first major site within the Borders. The land includes the stunning valley of the Gameshope […]

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