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First ever ‘Hedgehog Housing Census’ launched

Wildlife charities are urging people across the UK to help arrest the decline in numbers of one of our most loved garden animals.

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The single use carrier bags will not be available in store after August

Tesco getting rid of single use carrier bags

Tesco has announced that single use carrier bags will no longer be available in its stores from the end of this month.

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Charley Walker will speak at the first meeting.

Launch of Better Grazing programme

Livestock farmers in Aberdeenshire are invited to attend the launch meeting of the new Better Grazing Programme next month.

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A new 10-year plan has been launched to protect Scotland's pollinating insects.

Plan to protect pollinator population

A new strategy has been launched to protect and safeguard the future of Scotland’s indigenous bee and butterfly populations.

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The latest national survey of Scotlands population of capercaillie, the worlds largest grouse, estimates there to be only 1114 individuals - making it one of the countrys most endangered birds. Pic credit: Dave Braddock (rspb-images.com).

National survey results fuel plans to help one of Scotland’s most iconic birds

The latest national survey of Scotland’s population of capercaillie, the world’s largest grouse, estimates there to be only 1114 individuals – making it one of the country’s most endangered birds.

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Campaigners are calling for cameras in slaughterhouses to be required by law.

Petition calls for compulsory CCTV in slaughterhouses

Animal charities and political activists are petitioning the Scottish Parliament to introduce mandatory CCTV in Scotland’s 35 abattoirs.

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Sofa so good as the social media campaign to promote this free uplift service reaches one million people

Video shows how to skip the trip to the tip

If you’ve ever struggled to get rid of an old sofa, bed or fridge freezer a new, tongue-in-cheek video showing Scots how to ‘skip the trip to the tip’ is for you.

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Poll calls to protect places like the hill Quinag in the Scottish Highlands. Pic: Kevin Lelland.

Poll calls for Scotland’s wild lands to be protected

As tourists flock to Scotland’s scenic outdoors for the summer holidays, a clear majority would be put off visits by industrial development.

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The yellow-legged tortoiseshell. Picture: SWNS

Sir David Attenborough warning of butterfly decline - and how you can help

This summer is critical for butterflies as common species have fallen into decline, Sir David Attenborough has warned.

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Local garden holds Open Day

Local garden holds Open Day

A garden at Clayfolds, Bridge of Muchalls was opened under the Scotland’s Garden Scheme last month (Sunday, June 25) and over 120 people turned up to walk round the garden, meander through the tracks of six acres of wild flowers and native trees, and visit the pond.

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Some of the Global gang with Councillor Sarah Dickinson and Councillor Wendy Agnew  during their One Planet Picnic Party.

Sixth Green Flag for Millo

Mill o’ Forest Primary School in Stonehaven were rewarded for their efforts to maintain their Ec-school status recently, when they were awarded a sixth Green Flag.

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Litter costs Scotland over �1m a year, says Zero Waste Scotland

Picking up some good tips

Did you know that 475 items of litter are dropped every minute in Scotland? Or that 2.5 billion single-use coffee cups are given out in the UK every day?

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Mill o Forest Schools Global Gang helped to arrange a school visit from the charity By the Ocean We Unite.

Mill o’ Global Gang

Mill o’ Forest School’s Global Gang helped to arrange a school visit from the charity “By the Ocean We Unite”.

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Stonehaven beach

10th year in a row for Beach Awards

Stonehaven Beach has been recognised in Scotland’s Beach Awards for the tenth year in a row.

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The planting group

Brighter Bervie get a helping hand from police

The sun shone on Wednesday, May 24 when three local police volunteers came to help the Brighter Bervie group plant 35 roses in the new Heritage Garden behind the Medical Centre in Inverbervie.

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Litter costs Scotland over �1m a year, says Zero Waste Scotland

Picking up some good tips on tackling litter

Did you know that 475 items of litter are dropped every minute in Scotland? Or that 2.5 billion single-use coffee cups are given out in the UK every day?

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The Met Office issued this weather warning for Saturday

Met Office issue weather warning for weekend

Heavy rain is forecast to wipe out the sunshine tomorrow across Scotland.

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Chance for local groups to get funds

Chance for local groups to get funds

Groups and community projects in the Mearns area are being offered the chance to apply for a share of thousands of pounds thanks to a green energy project.

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Brighter Bervie make their mark

As they mark the 675th anniversary of Inverbervie’s Royal Burgh status, community group Brighter Bervie have been putting the finishing touches to a beautiful outdoor meeting space for residents to enjoy.

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A new forestry and woodland strategy has been approved for Aberdeenshire.

New forestry and woodland strategy for Aberdeenshire

Aberdeenshire has a new forestry and woodland strategy following consultation and input from the public, the forestry industry and public agencies.

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