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Scientists and volunteers join together as Orca Watch returns to John O’Groats for its 10th Anniversary

Scientists and volunteers join together as Orca Watch returns to John O’Groats for its 10th Anniversary
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Seen a fin? send it in! – Scottish charity urges public to report whale and dolphin sightings in Hebrides

Seen a fin? send it in! – Scottish charity urges public to report whale and dolphin sightings in Hebrides
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UK's first community carbon share spotlights rewilding’s community benefits

UK's first community carbon share spotlights rewilding’s community benefits
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Leading conservation charity launches fun-filled spring events programme that will help address climate change

Leading conservation charity launches fun-filled spring events programme that will help address climate change
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Strong Deeside turnout for salmon film premiere

The Deeside premiere of ‘Riverwoods’, a feature-length film about the plight of Scotland’s salmon, was held at The Barn in Banchory on Monday 28th March.
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Outdoors Scotland Tourism Strategy Launch Postponed

Following communications last week to announce the launch of the Outdoors Scotland Strategy on 29th March, further input and consultations has led us to extend the final period of engagement and delay the launch event. 
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COVID Guidance Update 24.03.22

Most of the remaining legal requirements in the Coronavirus regulations were removed on Monday 21st March 2022
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REWILDING HEARTS & MINDS

A new report explores the social and cultural barriers to nature recovery in Scotland.
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Omicron Business Support Fund 23rd March 2022

VisitScotland is opening a new fund to support businesses within the six sectors which were most affected by Omicron but were not eligible to receive any previous COVID-19 funding in 2021. 
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Scottish Thistle Awards are back!

The very best of Scotland’s tourism and events industry will be celebrated as nominations / entries open for the 2022/23 Scottish Thistle Awards.
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Countryside Ranger Funding No More Than “Sticking Plaster”, Says Land Access Charity

Countryside Ranger Funding No More Than “Sticking Plaster”, Says Land Access Charity
Scottish Government Ministers have allocated up to £1.5 million for a third instalment of the Better Places Fund for seasonal posts.
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RSPB Nature of Scotland Awards 2022

RSPB Scotland is excited to announce entries are now open for the Nature of Scotland Awards.
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Scotland is Calling Campaign Launch

VisitScotland have launched phase two of their £8.5 million global marketing campaign – Scotland is Calling.
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Partnership to protect whales raises over £2K

Partnership to protect whales raises over £2K
Hebridean Adventures have raised a staggering £2,244 to protect Scottish whales and dolphins.
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2022 Top 100 Women in Tourism

The search for the 2022 Top 100 Women In Tourism is on.
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South of Scotland golden eagle population reaches new heights thanks to novel research technique

The pioneering South of Scotland Golden Eagle Project has become the first in the UK to successfully translocate free-flying young golden eagles (aged between 6 months and 3 years) to boost a low population of this iconic bird.
The total number of golden eagles in the south of Scotland is now around 33 – the highest number recorded in the area since the early nineteenth century.
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SCOTLAND : The Big Picture - RIVERWOODS

SCOTLAND: The Big Picture are launching their new film Riverwoods in Aviemore next month exploring the connection between salmon and forest ecosystems.
River restoration couldn’t be more important and this film offers an interesting perspective.
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The WiSe Scheme - Courses 2022

The WISE Scheme - Courses 2022
The uk national training scheme for minimising disturbance to marine wildlife for marine and adventure operators
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In Your Element to open Fort William branch

In Your Element is very excited to announce the opening of a new activity base in Fort William, the UK’s Outdoor Capital.
By opening a new base in Fort William they will be able to offer a much wider range of activities for visitors than was previously possible.  
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Explore Your Boundaries

A new documentary by Mark Beaumont and Markus Stitz about gravel routes following the council boundaries of Clackmannanshire, East Lothian, Falkirk and Glasgow
‘Explore Your Boundaries’ was inspired by the desire to create adventures close to home, a way of seeing the familiar in unfamiliar ways.
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Scottish Government Update (COVID-19) - 22 02 22

The First Minister delivered a statement to parliament on Tuesday 22nd February 2022 which confirmed the details of the updated Strategic Framework to manage COVID-19.
An indicative timescale was set out for remaining legal protections to be lifted.
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Funded Outdoor Activity Leader training course in March

21.02.2022
Includes paddlesport, archery, bushcraft, first aid and team buidling
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Tourism and Hospitality Development Programme

New Leadership and Performance Modules - APPLICATION OPEN UNTIL 28TH FEB 22
Tourism and Hospitality Development Programme - New Leadership and Performance Modules - APPLICATION OPEN UNTIL 28TH FEB 22
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Award-winning Scottish cruise company prepares for a busy 2022 season under new ownership

David Lambie, a professional ecologist, and owner of two popular Scottish-based wildlife tour businesses, has purchased the successful Northern Light Cruising Company from its long-term owner of 27 years, Mark Henrys.
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