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Mankind has transformed the detail of the landscape, the dominant vegetation, and animal life down through millennia. A potent mix of agriculture and forestry; fishing and hunting; urban development, industrial development and mining; water; energy and transport – they have all been direct and indirect drivers on the way humans impact on the natural world they share with all other species of living things. Often this leads to a negative impact: habitat loss, over-exploitation, invasive species, pollution, and climate change.

Badenoch and Beyond

Badenoch & Beyond

Fresh and Wetland

Cairngorms . Biggest, coldest chunk of continuous, high-level ground in Britain and Ireland. Massive, rolling plateaux; frost-shattered cliffs that reflect in blue-green lochans ; steep-sided valleys ...
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Trossachs and Stirling

Trossachs & Stirling


“Did the Earth shoogle for you?” In the village of Comrie, or in Aberfoyle, or some of the other communities that sit where Lowlands meet Highlands in the middle of Scotland, the question isn’t ...
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Small Isles

Small Isles


Rum , Eigg , Canna , Muck . What beginnings they had, these four beautiful islands, each utterly different from the others, yet each with overlapping origins in how they now look. The quartet has both...
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Take sand and mud by the mountain load. Add to river water. Pour downstream into a basin large enough to hold all of what is now Scotland, and then some. Keep doing this for millions of years. Add wei...
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Edinburgh and the Lothians

Edinburgh & The Lothians


'Auld Reekie': the old, smokey city; Edinburgh. Scottish capital; heart of the Lothians. Its nickname was coined a few hundred years ago to describe the smoke from its tenement chimneys . But it's app...
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Dumfries & Inner Solway


‘Till a’ the seas gang dry, my Dear, And the rocks melt wi’ the sun; And I will love thee still, my Dear, While the sands o’ life shall run.’ Scotland...
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