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If you've any news about Highland biodiversity and the environment that you'd like us to share, get in touch with Caroline at highlandenvironmentforum@gmail.com

31 August 2017Communities Officer vacancy - Forsinard

forsinard, image from rspbRSPB are looking for a Community Engagement Officer to inspire, engage and empower individuals and communities to get involved and learn about the the peatlands of Caithness and Sutherland.

Fixed term post (to 30/9/19) based at Forsinard Sutherland, will involve working throughout Caithness and Sutherland.

Applications for job share or part time working will be considered, as will a degree of home working. This is a Peatlands Partnership project led by RSPB Scotland with funding from The Heritage Lottery Fund and other partners.

Further information and an application pack available from the RSPB website.

Salary starting at - £19,602 to £21,236 per annum
Hours: Full time
Contract: Until 30 September 2019

Closing date: 21 September 2017

The photograph of the Flows is from the RSPB

31 August 2017Communities Officer vacancy - Forsinard

forsinard, image from rspbRSPB are looking for a Community Engagement Officer to inspire, engage and empower individuals and communities to get involved and learn about the the peatlands of Caithness and Sutherland.

Fixed term post (to 30/9/19) based at Forsinard Sutherland, will involve working throughout Caithness and Sutherland.

Applications for job share or part time working will be considered, as will a degree of home working. This is a Peatlands Partnership project led by RSPB Scotland with funding from The Heritage Lottery Fund and other partners.

Further information and an application pack available from the RSPB website.

Salary starting at - £19,602 to £21,236 per annum
Hours: Full time
Contract: Until 30 September 2019

Closing date: 21 September 2017

The photograph of the Flows is from the RSPB

27 August 2017The benefits of outdoor activity

Paths for All and TCV's Green Gym have published a couple of short articles outlining the benefits of outdoor activity. Take a look at the links for more details:

 

14 August 2017Geology and Marine Litter at next Forum meeting

The next Highland Environment Forum will be held on Wednesday 6th September at 10.00 in SNH HQ at Great Glen House, Inverness. The subjects for discussion will be Geology and Marine Litter. If you'd like to come along, get in touch with Caroline at highlandenvironmentforum@gmail.com

08 August 2017Spider ID at Upper Reelig wood, Kirkhill

This sounds like a great opportunity to learn from two experts:

20 July 2017Dragonflies, pacific salmon and other news

It's Dragonfly Week until 23rd July - but Highland likes to extend the pleasures of dragonfly watching, and so you can join Jonathan Williet at Pitmaduthy Moss, Easter Ross to look for white-faced darters on Sat 29th July. Find out more here. There's also a dragonfly app, to help you with identification.

Pacific salmon seen in Highland rivers.  The fisheries boards request that any caught should be humanely despatched, and ask for any sightings to be reported to them.

National Whale and Dolphin Watch (29th July - 6th August)


News:

New snorkel trail launched in North Harris as part of the Scottish Wildlife Trust, Living Seas programme.

Beavers valuable in wetland restoration: Stirling University research. Beauly beaver debate

Buglife urges UK Government to re-examine support for bee killing pesticides


Jobs: 
Cairngorms National Park Authority: Landscape Adviser


Training:

New SVQs and apprenticeships from Lantra

 

Photo of white faced darter by Damian Pinguey

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