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A leading marine charity is looking for volunteers to get on board with the UK’s biggest beach clean event.

Trainees at work on the tree project on the  Balmoral Estate

Trainees have key role in tree project

A group of trainees is helping to establish trees in an important habitat project in Upper Deeside.

Mairi Davies, climate change manager for Historic Environment Scotland with David Barnes, litter & flytipping manager, Zero Waste Scotland. Photo: � Sandy young Photograph.

Zero Waste Scotland launches new partnership approach to prevent litter

Zero Waste Scotland has launched a nationwide initiative calling on businesses, local authorities and other organisations to help cut the cost of litter clean-up and join forces to prevent it from happening in their communities.

Could you be a hedgehog champion?

First ever ‘Hedgehog Housing Census’ launched

Wildlife charities are urging people across the UK to help arrest the decline in numbers of one of our most loved garden animals.

The single use carrier bags will not be available in store after August

Tesco getting rid of single use carrier bags

Tesco has announced that single use carrier bags will no longer be available in its stores from the end of this month.

Charley Walker will speak at the first meeting.

Launch of Better Grazing programme

Livestock farmers in Aberdeenshire are invited to attend the launch meeting of the new Better Grazing Programme next month.

A new 10-year plan has been launched to protect Scotland's pollinating insects.

Plan to protect pollinator population

A new strategy has been launched to protect and safeguard the future of Scotland’s indigenous bee and butterfly populations.

The latest national survey of Scotlands population of capercaillie, the worlds largest grouse, estimates there to be only 1114 individuals - making it one of the countrys most endangered birds. Pic credit: Dave Braddock (rspb-images.com).

National survey results fuel plans to help one of Scotland’s most iconic birds

The latest national survey of Scotland’s population of capercaillie, the world’s largest grouse, estimates there to be only 1114 individuals – making it one of the country’s most endangered birds.

Campaigners are calling for cameras in slaughterhouses to be required by law.

Petition calls for compulsory CCTV in slaughterhouses

Animal charities and political activists are petitioning the Scottish Parliament to introduce mandatory CCTV in Scotland’s 35 abattoirs.

Sofa so good as the social media campaign to promote this free uplift service reaches one million people

Video shows how to skip the trip to the tip

If you’ve ever struggled to get rid of an old sofa, bed or fridge freezer a new, tongue-in-cheek video showing Scots how to ‘skip the trip to the tip’ is for you.

Poll calls to protect places like the hill Quinag in the Scottish Highlands. Pic: Kevin Lelland.

Poll calls for Scotland’s wild lands to be protected

As tourists flock to Scotland’s scenic outdoors for the summer holidays, a clear majority would be put off visits by industrial development.

The yellow-legged tortoiseshell. Picture: SWNS

Sir David Attenborough warning of butterfly decline - and how you can help

This summer is critical for butterflies as common species have fallen into decline, Sir David Attenborough has warned.

BP volunteers get to grips with the Himalayan balsam plant at Maryculter

Volunteers tackle Dee plant menace

Volunteers from BP have been helping rid banks of the Lower Dee of a plant menace.

The improved path from the old railway line to the pavilion

Upgrading local paths

Major work has been carried out on two of the Burnett Park paths.

Braemar Castle's appearance is set for a much-needed facelift

In the pink - castle set for new look

Braemar Castle’s hidden past could be uncovered when it undergoes specialist work.

David Johnstone, chairman of Scottish Land and Estates, left, presents the WES award to Tom Willis, from Savils, on behalf of Mar Estate

Mar Estate secures environment award

An Upper Deeside estate has won a coveted award for wildlife management and conservation work.

Wooden stakes protecting the young trees were damaged

Fury over tree vandalism

An award-winning River Dee protection project has been hit by vandalism.

The grant will allow extended fieldwalking on land bordering the River Dee

Funding boost for Deeside history study

A historical project on Deeside has received a £10,000 funding boost.

Delegates visited various sites in the Braemar area improved under the project

River Dee project under the spotlight

An award-winning River Dee habitat project has been attracting UK-wide interest.

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

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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