What would locals like others know about Scotland? Presenting relevant links in a somewhat random fashion:
How a Scottish mountain weighed the planet
Rewilding Scotland: can we see the wood for the trees?
£25 million for tourism recovery
Scotland’s little-known fourth “language”
How social media can help sustainable nature tourism – @frances_mancini
Reintroduced beavers to stay after being granted native species status
Scotland’s ‘first’ snorkel trail created in Highlands
North-west-highlands-snorkel-trail – @ScottishSeas
Unlocking the secrets of Cairngorms snow – BBC – @theiaincameron @BBCDavidMiller
Travel to drink beer in Scotland – @WhereandBack
Students Design Lookout at Loch Lomond and the Trossachs Park
Scotland set to reap £2 billion staycation bonanza
Open Scotland Report and Actions
6,000-year-old Highland stone felled by rain
Central Scotland bike tourism group launched
Reclaiming the land
The formula for Scottishness
Wandering off the Whisky Trail: Drinking Beer in Scotland
Wikipedia: The Falkirk Wheel is a rotating boat lift in Tamfourhill, Falkirk, connecting the Forth and Clyde Canal with the Union Canal. It reconnects the two canals for the first time since the 1930s. It opened in 2002 as part of the Millennium Link project.
Isle of Mull
John Muir Way
The John Muir Way is a long-distance path which links the outskirts of Edinburgh with the Scottish Borders
Eating and making in Orkney – Annie Hastwell visits Orkney in northern Scotland and finds out how the ghosts of the past imbue local crafts and food with a Neolithic touch.
Out of Doors, Saturdays 630-8am
@BBCOutofDoorsA history of Scotland – Neil Oliver takes us back into Scotland’s past. Download the audio walks
Radio Scotland – Outdoors
david hume – The Scottish Enlightenment philosopher David Hume was born three hundred years ago.Independence for Scotland – The British government thought the Scots would be satisfied with their own parliament but now they want to bring down the United Kingdom.The Scottish Diaspora – The Scots have been leaving their country for all corners of the globe from the 13th century onwards – a phenomenon which has only begun to reverse over the past decade. But what impact did Scottish culture have on the many nations to which they emigrated – and how did it change the home country itself?
Sustainable Development Forum
Comedy Fest Live 2014
Gore Glen Woodland Park in Midlothian is a rehabilitated coal site, which has a system of waymarked paths. The park is predominantly woodland in character having been planted in 1979 with a range of species to enhance the natural setting. Gore Glen is managed and patrolled by Midlothian Ranger Service.
The archipelago of St Kilda, the remotest part of the British Isles, lies 41 miles (66 kilometers) west of Benbecula in Scotland’s Outer Hebrides. Today, three organisations, The National Trust for Scotland, Scottish Natural Heritage and the MoD, work in partnership to further a continuing programme of conservation and research on the islands to ensure the care and protection of this World Heritage Site.
Elsewhere on the Web
Historic Environment Scotland
Outdoor Access Code
Moray Firth Wildlife Centre
Scottish Natural Heritage
Tourism and the Environment Forum
Northwest Highland Geopark
historicenvironment.scot – Ring of Brodgar Walk
Glaikit – Stupid
How no? – Why not?
Geography and Place
Galloway Forest Park has been officially unveiled as the first Dark Sky Park in the UK. (bbc)
Trees for Life
The core purpose and vision of Trees for Life is to restore the Caledonian Forest and all its constituent species of flora and fauna to the Scottish Highlands. By engaging volunteers to achieve this, we aim to provide a powerful and educational experience that will promote the work of restoration to wider audiences. Through providing a demonstration of the techniques of ecological restoration, we aim to inspire similar projects elsewhere in the UK and around the world.