Biodiversity Projects Directory

Highland Biodiversity Projects

Rosemarkie scrub removal

Region: Ross and Cromarty

Habitat: Coastal

The Rural Stewardship Scheme provided funding for a farmer to remove bracken and scrub plants from sand dunes at Rosemarkie. This means that dune grasses and rare plants which were being smothered will now fl...

Handa ProjectHanda Project

Region: Sutherland

Habitat: Coastal, Grassland

The project upgraded the path around the island and provided toilet facilities. This enabled SWT to better manage access and thereby avoid disturbance to nesting birds and fragile ecosystems. Year 2011

Scrabster Harbour Small Blue Butterfly Project Scrabster Harbour Small Blue Butterfly Project

Region: Caithness

Habitat: Coastal, Grassland

Project to collect & grow on kidney vetch seed with a local nursery, then plant out plugs to provide additional food for the small blue butterfly. Other flowering plants will be planted to enhance the habitat for ...

Coastal Grazing Marsh Management, Nigg Bay

Region: Ross and Cromarty

Habitat: Coastal, Grassland

Project to improve habitat for breeding waders at Nigg Bay through reducing rush cover & improving coastal floodplain grazing marsh. Costs include purchase of a ‘weed wiper’, trailer & herbicide. T...

Highland Bumblebee AtlasHighland Bumblebee Atlas

Region: Inverness

Habitat: Lowland, Upland, Agricultural, Coastal, Grassland, Heathland, Moorland, Woodland, Garden

This Atlas brought together information from over 16 years of recording, not just on the distribution of species but also the ecology of them. Several species in Highland are of local and national conservation importa...

Remote Operated Vehicle Dive Day

Region: Ross and Cromarty

Habitat: Coastal, Marine

A Remote Operated Vehicle (ROV) submersible vehicle was hired and used to provide real-time underwater footage at the Ullapool Fish Festival and an event in Dundonnell. Over 110 people saw the underwater footage on a ...

Wildlife Watching Leaflet

Region: Skye and Lochalsh

Habitat: Lowland, Upland, Agricultural, Coastal, Grassland, Heathland, Marine, Moorland, Peatland, Freshwater, Woodland, Wetland

The Highland Council Ranger Service and Skye and Lochalsh Environmental Forum produced 10,000 copies of “Wildlife: A guide to finding wildlife in Skye and Lochalsh”. This leaflet highlights the wildlife wa...

Important Biodiversity Places

Region: Caithness

Habitat: Lowland, Upland, Agricultural, Coastal, Grassland, Heathland, Marine, Moorland, Peatland, Freshwater, Woodland, Wetland, Garden, Urban

Three open evening events for local communities to identify sites of biodiversity importance - involved 77 volunteers, 75 participants. Timescale: Oct 07: 2 public meetings held in Wick & Thurso + Cai...

Biodiversity Awareness Raising

Region: Caithness

Habitat: Lowland, Upland, Agricultural, Coastal, Grassland, Heathland, Marine, Moorland, Peatland, Freshwater, Woodland, Wetland, Garden

An evening of three talks about projects that the Caithness Biodiversity Group had run was held in the Environmental Research Institute in Thurso. It was an opportunity for people not involved in the group to make sug...

NW Sutherland Pilot Marine Audit

Region: Sutherland

Habitat: Coastal, Marine

Pilot survey of available information on marine habitats & species for part of NW Sutherland coast. Year - 2009

Wester Ross Wildlife Year Book

Region: Ross and Cromarty

Habitat: Lowland, Upland, Agricultural, Coastal, Grassland, Heathland, Marine, Moorland, Peatland, Freshwater, Woodland, Wetland, Garden, Urban

Compile a wildlife book by months with input from the local community. The wildlife Year Book presents a different habitat from the Local Biodiversity Action Plan for each month of the year and describes what is ...

Primary schools biodiversity competitions

Region: Caithness

Habitat: Lowland, Upland, Agricultural, Coastal, Grassland, Heathland, Marine, Moorland, Peatland, Freshwater, Woodland, Wetland, Garden, Urban

All primary schools in Caithness were invited to take part in a biodiversity themed competition each year for three years. The type of competitions considered included 1) recording wildlife in the school grounds and c...

School Marine projectSchool Marine project

Region: Caithness

Habitat: Coastal, Marine

This project celebrated Caithness biodiversity species in the Dunnet area through an art wall created by school children with the aid of a professional artist.  The wall include iconic species such as Scottish pr...

Nature Detectives

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Habitat: Lowland, Upland, Agricultural, Coastal, Grassland, Heathland, Marine, Moorland, Peatland, Freshwater, Woodland, Wetland, Garden, Urban

Nature Detectives… The Challenge” was launched in April 2011 at South Lodge Primary School, Invergordon. The project aimed to help children find out about the wildlife that lives on their very own doorste...

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