Red Squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris), Battleby ©Lorne Gill/SNH. For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Library on Tel. 01738 444177 or

Connecting People and Nature in Scotland  

These are part of what makes Scotland special and are among the country's greatest assets.

The importance of Scotland's pollinating insects


A short film explaining the importance of Scotland's pollinating insects, some of the issues they face and what we can do to help. Pollinators rely on the nectar and pollen produced by a variety of flowering plants. This results in the transfer of pollen between plants, leading to fertilisation and the production of seeds and fruit. For more information -