Tags - Biodiversity

Meet the Helping It Happen finalists: Conservation Award

Blog Post

20 Sep 2019

Our Helping It Happen Awards highlight how landowners and rural businesses across Scotland play a key role in enabling and supporting success in rural areas. We tell the story of exactly how estates...

Meet the Helping It Happen finalists: Enhancing our Environment Award

Blog Post

5 Sep 2019

Our Helping It Happen Awards Ceremony & Dinner takes place in just four weeks’ time, so we are taking a closer look at each of the finalists in our nine diverse categories here on our blog. The...

Scottish Wildcat breeding programme

HIH Case Study

9 Jul 2019

Alladale Wilderness Reserve is an active participant in the recovery of the threatened Scottish wildcat. The species is now fully protected by law and is generally recognized as a separate subspecies,...

Glen Clova Contour Tree Planting Initiative

HIH Case Study

9 Jul 2019

Rottal Estate is located in Glen Clova, the largest of the Angus Glens. The estate is approximately 8,000 acres and ranges from 800 to nearly 3,000 ft above sea level.

Rottal is privately owned and...

The Campbell Partnership

HIH Case Study

9 Jul 2019

We have farmed the land here in the Scottish Borders for over forty years running it alongside our farm in North Yorkshire. Five years ago, we decided to relocate to our farm in the Scottish Borders...

Regenerative Agriculture at Durie Farms

HIH Case Study

8 Jul 2019

It's not been easy, but Douglas Christie's commitment to a 'soil-centric' approach to sustainable farming is paying off in a profitable business, with wider environmental benefits. 

Durie Farms...

Environmental Education at St Mary's

HIH Case Study

8 Jul 2019

The St. Mary’s School, Melrose motto “behalde to ye hende” means “look to your future” in old Scots.

In the school’s entire 125 year history, this motto has never been more appropriate. The natural...

Recording on farm species to help inform land management

HIH Case Study

7 Jul 2019

Whitmuir Estate is a small (176 ha) Estate in the Scottish Borders just outside Selkirk. We have a mixed farm with let grazing and in hand arable. Holiday lets make use of some of the buildings on the...

Saving Scotland's Red Squirrels

HIH Case Study

7 Jul 2019

The red squirrel is one of Scotland’s most loved animals and most of the UK population is found here, despite significant decline in recent decades. Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels (SSRS) was...

Nature Friendly Farming and Food Production

HIH Case Study

7 Jul 2019

Williamwood is a 300 acre nature friendly livestock farm with luxury holiday cottages. Our vision for it is a productive farm, as near carbon-neutral as possible, bursting with biodiversity, in an...

The Patch at Kilduff: Bringing Pumpkins to East Lothian

HIH Case Study

5 Jul 2019

The Patch at Kilduff was borne from a simple desire of Russell and Lucy Calder to involve their three young children in the day to day farming at Kilduff. Kilduff Farm traditionally is an arable farm...

Trialling hogweed munching sheep

HIH Case Study

5 Jul 2019

The Scottish Invasive Species Initiative (SISI) and the Gordon family of Kirkside Farm, Macduff are working in partnership to trial an innovative, sustainable method of removing invasive giant hogweed...