People often say that they don’t plant trees because
they think they will never see them. What they usually mean by this
is that they will never see them mature and cut down, but trees can
start to deliver a range of outputs long before then, and some of
these benefits can arise very...
The plague of every fisherman, hill-walker and camper,
the Highland midge (Culicoides impunctatus), has seen numbers in
Scotland multiplying up to threefold in some areas this year, with
predictions by experts that the problem will become an even worse
menace next year.
Leading conservation charity the John Muir Trust warned
recently that the proposed Talladh-a-Bheithe windfarm in Rannoch,
being discussed in the Scottish Parliament, could have a disastrous
impact on Scotland’s reputation for spectacular landscapes. If