Category Archives: Scotland

Scotland’s national tree – Catacol whitebeam?

The Scottish Government is considering whether Scotland should have its own national tree, and if so, what species should be chosen. The iconic Scots pine is an obvious choice for this accolade but there are other candidates. We’ve invited advocates … Continue reading

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Scotland’s national tree – birch?

The Scottish Government is considering whether Scotland should have its own national tree, and if so, what species should be chosen. The iconic Scots pine is an obvious choice for this accolade but there are other candidates. We’ve invited advocates … Continue reading

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Scotland’s national tree – rowan?

The Scottish Government is considering whether Scotland should have its own national tree, and if so, what species should be chosen. The iconic Scots pine is an obvious choice for this accolade but there are other candidates. We’ve invited advocates … Continue reading

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Please have YOUR say on the Lobbying Bill

I’m sure most of you will have seen the negative press surrounding the Government’s misguided Transparency of Lobbying Bill – or the “gagging bill” as it has come to be referred as. If enacted in its current form, this legislation … Continue reading

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Scotland’s national tree – wych elm?

The Scottish Government is considering whether Scotland should have its own national tree, and if so, what species should be chosen. The iconic Scots pine is an obvious choice for this accolade but there are other candidates so we’ve invited … Continue reading

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Farming, naturally

Shirley and Michael Clarke run Williamwood Farm near Lockerbie in the south of Scotland. Last year they created two Jubilee Woods on their land with support from the Woodland Trust. Hundreds of local school children had the chance to plant … Continue reading

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Weird and wonderful whitebeams

With all the doom and gloom of Chalara ash dieback and other tree pests and diseases, it was encouraging to read this week that scientists have made a step forward in attempts to save Scotland’s most endangered tree, the Catacol … Continue reading

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