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Long grass is better for butterflies

The study, by the wildlife charity Butterfly Conservation (BC), provides the first scientific evidence that ...

By George Mair, Edinburgh Reporter

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Clarity on wood burning stoves urgently needed

In her letter, Rhoda Grant has called for the Minister for Zero Carbon Buildings, Patrick ...

By The Orkney News

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A Red Squirrel Gnawing a Conifer Cone

£1million boost for red squirrel conservation

Over £1m in new funding has been announced to aid red squirrel conservation efforts in ...

By The Lochside Press

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ApparelXchange Shop in Glasgow Southside | Photo by Anna Macqueen

‘More than a shop’: taking a sustainable approach to childrenswear

The popularity of sustainable shopping has surged in recent years, with the second-hand clothing market ...

By Anna MacQueen, Greater Govanhill

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Scottish Water Promises Sewage Without Bits

Scottish Water plans to upgrade 51 combined sewage outfalls (CSOs) along the Water of Leith. ...

By Broughton Spurtle

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The Bay of Skaill Orkney, Photo by OrkneyNewsLtd

Climate Change in Orkney: Power of – and from – the Sea

The islands of Orkney are home to some of the finest archaeological sites in the ...

By Fiona Grahame, Orkney News

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Trash to treasure - eco warriors

Trash to Treasure Eco-Warriors

Armed with bin bags and litter pickers, a group of young people with additional support ...

By Caroline Finn

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Upgrade works at Kennacraig have contributed considerable disruption to Islay’s lifeline ferry service.

Ferry delays causes issues for Islay businesses and residents

MV Glen Sannox, the first of the two ferries under construction in Ferguson’s Yard on ...

By Ileach

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Arrochar is seen as a particular blackspot for litter

Shocking increase in plastic litter on beaches revealed

The amount of plastic litter found on beaches in Argyll and Bute has almost trebled ...

By The Lochside Press

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Provost ‘horrified’ by Argyll and Bute Council’s poor road maintenance

Long-awaited flood prevention works in Kilcreggan now look set to be finished two months late, ...

By Julian Calvert, Lochside Press

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A view of the Viking wind farm from the Vidlin junction at the weekend. Photo: Shetland News

Viking Energy bond well worth waiting for says Shetland council chief executive

THE LONG-awaited and overdue financial bond for the Viking Energy wind farm has finally been ...

By Hans J Marter, Shetland News

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Photo of Hedgehog Resting on Person's Hand

Hogwatch Dumbarton: providing lifesaving care for hedgehogs

Hedgehog numbers in the UK have dropped from an estimated 30 million in 1950 to ...

By Katie Kennedy

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