Blue tit (Cyanistes caeruleus) perching on a lichen covered branch. ©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.

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Dawn Chorus on Flanders Moss National Nature Reserve.

Flanders Moss is a special place, a wild and natural peatland nestled in the Carse of Stirling.

Recently the reserve staff have been working on an art project with Wallace High School, Stirling. Watch this delightful video on their interpretation of the dawn chorus out on the peat bog. 

Read their story on the NNR blog.


2019 possible Nature Conservation MPA consultation

The Scottish Government is currently consulting on four possible Marine Protected Areas (pMPAs) for Scotland's seas.  The consultation is inviting views on the case for the individual pMPAs and their possible environmental and socio-economic impacts and management.

Find out more about the 2019 pMPA consultation.