Landuse & Environmental News
09 October 2014

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...

 
09 October 2014

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.

 

Ryder Cup Highlighted Fairways and Wild Places

In September, John Muir Trust Chief Executive Stuart Brooks addressed a reception at Gleneagles where he praised the Ryder Cup Green Drive initiative for its boost...

 

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 approved, the...