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Picking up some good tips

Did you know that 475 items of litter are dropped every minute in Scotland? Or that 2.5 billion single-use coffee cups are given out in the UK every day?

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Rolands Auzins, centre, and Amanda Guzman, left, tour the national park

National park looks to impress

Tourism experts have been visiting the Cairngorms National Park to assess its European Charter accreditation.

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Waulkmill Bridge designer Dr Geoff Freedman

New Torphins bridge to be officially opened

A ceremony this weekend will mark the opening of a replacement bridge at Torphins.

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Litter costs Scotland over �1m a year, says Zero Waste Scotland

Picking up some good tips on tackling litter

Did you know that 475 items of litter are dropped every minute in Scotland? Or that 2.5 billion single-use coffee cups are given out in the UK every day?

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The Met Office issued this weather warning for Saturday

Met Office issue weather warning for weekend

Heavy rain is forecast to wipe out the sunshine tomorrow across Scotland.

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A new forestry and woodland strategy has been approved for Aberdeenshire.

New forestry and woodland strategy for Aberdeenshire

Aberdeenshire has a new forestry and woodland strategy following consultation and input from the public, the forestry industry and public agencies.

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Ramps were dismantled by FES staff in Pannanich Forest in Upper Deeside

Warning issued to mountain bikers

Mountain bikers are being warned not to build ramps on forest trails in Aberdeenshire.

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A mild winter, coupled with warmer than usual spring temperatures, could lead to an increase in the number of bugs, like ants, this summer.

Homeowners warned to expect a plague of bugs this summer

Homeowners are being warned to expect a summer of bugs.

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New park project to save rare insects

A new project is being launched in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park to save six of Scotland’s rarest invertebrates.

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Local Scouts about to set off from Bellfield

Volunteers join forces in clean-up

Around 40 volunteers took part in Banchory’s annual blitz on litter on Sunday.

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The Windy Wood at the Ross Watt Community Garden

Culter project shortlisted

Culter Village Hall is hoping to land a major cash boost from the Tesco Bags of Help initiative.

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This is a hybrid between a Spanish stealth slug and the UKs common black slug. Pic: Leslie Noble

Hybrid ‘super-slugs’ are invading British gardens and we can’t stop them

The Daily Mail calls it a “slime wave”. The Sun calls them “an army”. Either way, both papers have reported 500 billion slugs are set to invade British gardens, after a mild winter created perfect breeding conditions.

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Miss Scotland Lucy Kerr has the key to Scotland's secrets

National Trust launches major recruitment drive

Families across Scotland are being handed the key to Scotland’s treasures this summer - when they join the National Trust for Scotland.

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The condition of Gairnshiel Bridge is causing concern

Gairnshiel Bridge concern

Council chiefs have been urged to take action to safeguard an historic Deeside landmark.

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Rural Economy Secretary Fergus Ewing.

New fisheries measures now in effect

Beginning on April 17, fishermen without a licence will be restricted to a daily limit on a number of shellfish species.

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Atlantic puffin.

Iconic Scottish bird species are under threat

Two of Scotland’s most loved species, curlew and puffin, have joined the growing list of threatened bird species, according to a new report.

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Blooming marvellous Banchory rose garden project set to start

Blooming marvellous Banchory rose garden project set to start

Seeds are being sown for work to start on project to turn a rose garden in Banchory into a community sensory outdoor space.

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Council contractors bark up wrong tree five times over in Banchory wood

Council contractors bark up wrong tree five times over in Banchory wood

Careless contractors chopped down five protected 150-year-old Scots Pines in a woodland in Banchory instead of trimming dead branches off them.

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Westhill wildlife filmmaker launches crowdfunding campaign for wolf documentary

Westhill wildlife filmmaker launches crowdfunding campaign for wolf documentary

An award-winning wildlife filmmaker from Donside has launched a crowdfunding campaign to produce a new documentary following an experimental human wolf pack in the Scottish Highlands.

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Aboyne woman evicted for persistently allowing her dogs to foul

Aboyne woman evicted for persistently allowing her dogs to foul

A woman from Aboyne has been evicted from her tenancy as a result of persistently allowing her dogs to foul in the common areas of the development she lived in and not cleaning up after her pets.

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