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MORE than 2100 people have backed a campaign calling for a long-running Edinburgh art gallery to be saved from closure in less than 24 hours. Bosses at the Royal Botanic Garden are under mounting pressure to reverse a surprise decision to pull the plug o
Budget retailer Aldi is being investigated by the Advertising Standards Authority following a complaint by a Scottish environmental campaigner over an advert which showed Scottish salmon swimming in the wild - when the store actually sells farmed fish. J
Scotland’s rarest fish has been brought back from the verge of extinction and the species is now “flourishing” following its introduction to a loch. The vendace, a small freshwater fish, whose habitat had reduced to just two locations in England, is flou
These stunning images show the silhouette of a majestic stag in front of a rising moon on the Queen’s Scottish estate. Amateur photographer Andy Leonard, 59, captured the fascinating scene during an outing with the local RSPB beside Loch Muick, Aberdeens
There are distinct similarities between the 1848-1855 gold rush and the recent US frenzied rush to tear apart its shallow shale beds regardless of cost to people and the environment. Greed drives the free world to the strangest activities which are then
Proposals to get fracking started in South Africa first surfaced in 2008 when three multinational oil and gas companies asked for permission to prospect in the Karoo. They were refused and to date, fracking has not commenced either in the Karoo or elsewh
The first snow of winter was spotted in parts of the Highlands yesterday, marking an early start to the season. Amateur photographer and mountain guide Gary Hodgson was out on Cairn Gorm with his camera yesterday and took these wintry photos.
Hundreds of wild mammal species are being “consumed to extinction” by humans using them for meat, ornaments, medicinal products and the pet trade, scientists have said. Hunting and trapping is said to be driving a global crisis that threatens the future
A SCHEME aimed at making a Western Isles district the first LED community in the UK has dealt with referrals from around 140 homes for the free lighting upgrade. Tighean Innse Gall is working with community windfarm charity Point and Sandwick Trust on a
More than 140 scientists have signed a statement ahead of this week’s International Seagrass Biology Workshop urging the world’s media to publicise the plight of seagrass meadows. You may never have heard of these underwater gardens, but scientists estim
To whom it may concern, I am Almir Narayamoga Surui, Chief of the Paiter Surui indigenous people. Our population lives on the "Sete de Setembro indigenous territory" in the state of Rondônia, Brazil. This is my cry of alarm, please listen to...
A GREY squirrel scampering around the garden is a familiar sight for many Scots, but now some householders have been given an extremely rare treat after the arrival of not just one, but an entire family, of pure white squirrels. According to wildlife exp
A grey squirrel – or even a red – scampering around the garden is an familiar sight for many Scots. But now some householders have been given an extremely rare treat after the arrival of not just one but an entire family of pure white squirrels. Accordin
A lamb has been sold for an eye-watering £100,000 to a consortium of five farmers. The annual Blackface sheep sale at Dalmally Auction Mart, south of Oban, saw more than 1,000 animals go under the hammer on Saturday, with many lambs, which to the layman
A pioneering scheme will combine cutting-edge technology with an 18th-century engineering feat to combat flooding and allow regeneration in one of the most rundown parts of Scotland’s biggest city. The project will see the 250-year-old Forth and Clyde Ca
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