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Connecting People and Nature in Scotland  

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

Scottish Invasive Species Initiative - Giant Hogweed Trial Project


Sheep join battle against invasive plant invader.

A new woolly weapon is being deployed in the battle against giant hogweed on the River Deveron by the Scottish Invasive Species Initiative. The grazing trial is part of the Scottish Invasive Species Initiative (SISI), an ambitious 4-year project led by Scottish Natural Heritage.

Al Reeve explains more in this short video.