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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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Pictured are: Bill Aitken (BPA), Ranald McDonald (BPA), Thys Simpson (countryside ranger for Leys Estate), Ken Henderson (BPA) and Mie Reilly (BPA).

Trees planted along part of Deeside Way

Fifty trees have been planted along part of the Deeside Way.

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Certificate for services to gardening for Dunecht grower

Certificate for services to gardening for Dunecht grower

George Cumming, of Springhill Nurseries in Dunecht, was awarded with a certificate of merit from the Royal Caledonian Horticultural Society for his services to horticulture and gardening in Scotland.

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Lambing season is underway. Picture: Wee Epics.

Dog owners reminded to be careful with pets around livestock

Every year the Cairngorms National Park Authority (CNPA) – as the outdoor access authority for the park – likes to gently remind residents and visitors to the area of their responsibilities while enjoying the great outdoors with four legged friends.

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Two historic trees at Crathes Castle have been affected by a harmful species of honey fungus and will be felled.

Historic giant conker trees at Crathes Castle to go

Two historic conker trees at Crathes Castle have been infected by a harmful fungus and will be chopped down at the start of next week.

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Deeside estates recognised for Aboyne Academy partnership

Deeside estates recognised for Aboyne Academy partnership

A trio of Deeside estates have been recognised for their involvement in an innovative partnership that engages school pupils with rural business.

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Emma Grant and Kirsty Mackenzie

Cairngorms National Park Authority apprentice makes the grade

Just in time for Scottish Apprenticeship Week, the Cairngorms National Park Authority’s (CNPA) latest apprentice is celebrating achieving her SVQ level three in business administration.

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Red squirrel at Carnie Woods. Photograph by: John Stoddard Photography.

Carnie Woods red squirrels need a new home

An animal lover who has been feeding red squirrels in a woodland for around 20 years is hoping to find them a new home after their numbers have grown.

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A yellow warning for snow is in place for much of Scotland

Snow warning as Storm Doris arrives

The Met Office has today (Tuesday) issued a yellow ‘be aware’ warning for snow for much of Scotland as Storm Doris bears down on the UK.

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Free home fire safety visits can be arranged with SFRS.

North east householders urged to take up fire safety visit offer

North east communities are being reminded that their local firefighters are available to help them stay safe at home.

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Pictured are Alick and David Hendry, who run Wester Manbeen dairy farm near Elgin, with consultant Aileen Buchanan.

New advisory group for north east’s organic farmers

A new discussion group for those interested in organic farming in the north east will be holding its first meeting next month.

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Concerns have been expressed for the future of Scotlands landscapes.

Call for development of landscape policy

Two national organisations have joined forces to press the Scottish Government to develop a land use policy which protects Scotland’s world-renowned landscapes, and ensures access for recreation.

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