Summer. Beinn Eighe from hills above Loch Clair, morning light.  ©John MacPherson/SNH. For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Library on Tel. 01738 444177 or

Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve - from seed to tree


Ian Sargent, our Nature Reserves Manager for Beinn Eighe talks about the wealth of woodland at Britain's first NNR. With its cluster of mountain peaks, ancient pinewoods, dazzling dragonflies and soaring golden eagles, it's no wonder this is an outstanding place. Listen as Ian discusses the woodland expansion; from seed collection of trees, the process, how it is grown in the nursery to planting out on the actual reserve. If you are interested in how we manage the reserve and natural regeneration and its importance - then sit back and enjoy.


Recorded: February 2020