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  • March 18, 2019

    Dolphin movement study

    Understanding the seasonal and daily pattern of movement of dolphins in the Moray Firth is vital in ensuring that they are properly protected. This resarch found that, for example, dolphins tend to become nocturnal feeders in autumn – perhaps following the herring shoals. The fact that they become nocturnal feeders, means that their presence is likely to be unrecorded – leading to mitigation advice, such as dredging in autumn, that may not be appropriate.

    Read more about this valuable research.

  • February 28, 2019

    Film competition : Why invest in Nature?

    Scottish Natural Heritage are running a short film contest for people aged 16-30 about why businesses should invest in nature. Find out more about the competition and the prizes on offer here.

  • February 11, 2019

    Coastal spring clean

    Details of the Keep Scotland Beautiful Spring Clean, which will be looking to clean up along river tributaries as well as the coast, can be found here.

  • February 5, 2019

    Two Marine Litter Officers sought

    Following additional investment, SCRAPbook is developing engagement and clean-up activities, focusing initially in north Argyll. We now need a team of two dynamic, engaging and collaborative individuals to join us and help develop the next exciting phase of the project.

    Full time post for 12 months

    Salary : £20,000 pa

    Closing date: Thursday, 21st February 2019

    Read more and apply

  • February 5, 2019

    Scottish government renews pledge to bottle deposit scheme

    Environment Secretary Roseanna Cunningham has reiterated the Scottish Government’s pledge to introduce a deposit return scheme as part of plans to further tackle plastic waste as she visited Coca-Cola in East Kilbride. Read More

     

  • January 28, 2019

    EU nears agreement on single use plastic ban

    A plan to ban single-use plastic products such as disposable plates and straws has been agreed. EU member states and the EU parliament still have to give the provisional agreement the go-ahead. Read more

  • January 27, 2019

    Renewing the pledge to deposit return

    Environment Secretary Roseanna Cunningham has reiterated the Scottish Government’s pledge to introduce a deposit return scheme as part of plans to further tackle plastic waste. Read more

  • January 22, 2019

    Join the Great Global Nurdle Hunt

    Join Fidra in the global nurdle hunt that will be taking place between 8th and 17th February. Find out more, including how to sign up and select a piece of coast to nurdle on by going to the Fidra website.

  • January 21, 2019

    Baby ray grown in sandwich bag at Macduff aquarium

    A young thornback ray has been saved at Macduff Marine Aquarium in Aberdeenshire – after being allowed to grow in a sandwich bag. The ray was trapped in its egg case – known as a mermaid’s purse – and would have died. More

  • December 4, 2018

    Highland councillors support Moray West windfarm plan

    Highland councillors have offered their support to plans for an 85-turbine offshore wind farm in the Moray Firth. Read more