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Snow warning as Storm Doris arrvies

The Met Office has today (Tuesday) issued a yellow ‘be aware’ warning for snow for much of Scotland as Storm Doris bears down on the UK.

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Country Corner - The beautiful Woodie with its unusual call

Country Corner - The beautiful Woodie with its unusual call

There can be few excuses for not knowing this is a woodpigeon. Big, colourful, distinctive and abundant, the Woodie or Cuchie, is hard to miss, writes George Hogg (Hogg Estate Services).

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Concerns have been expressed for the future of Scotlands landscapes.

Call for development of landscape policy

Two national organisations have joined forces to press the Scottish Government to develop a land use policy which protects Scotland’s world-renowned landscapes, and ensures access for recreation.

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Scottish Water says its charges will still be lower than the UK average after a 1.6 per cent increase.

Increase in Scottish Water charges to fund investment

Household water charges in Scotland remain among the lowest in Great Britain, according to recent figures.

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The pochard, a medium-sized diving duck

Country Corner - Pochards make a coastal pitstop and refuel

My binoculars picked up a trio of ducks coming in off the sea, writes George Hogg (Hogg Estate Services).

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Livestock worrying can have devastating consequences.

Dog owners warned out of control pets could be shot

Dog owners are being warned that their pets could be killed if they are found anywhere near sheep, regardless of whether or not they have attacked them.

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Wet wipes are just one of the items that can cause blockages.

Campaign to keep sewers clear

Scottish Water is still dealing with almost 100 blocked drains and sewers daily, despite a drop in blockages over the last three years.

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The Trusts specialized research yacht Silurian with Common Dolphins.

Survey records highest number of dolphin species

Record numbers of three dolphin species off Scotland’s west coast were recorded by conservation charity Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust in its marine research expeditions in 2016.

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Community council members Stephen Liddell and Judy Thomson

Fears that new flats could kill off masterplan

Fears have been raised that plans to demolish a pub and build a block of flats would destroy any hopes of success for a town centre masterplan.

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Volunteers hard at work in the Midlothian Growing Together garden.

Midlothian gardening project needs your vote

Volunteer Midlothian’s Midlothian Growing Together project is bidding to bag a massive cash boost from the Tesco Bags of Help initiative.

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Starlings change from garden feeding to field foraging in the winter.

Country Corner - A murmur of approval to birds’ acrobatics

A letter has flooded in from ‘I Spy’ who has a great interest in his or her garden birds, writes George Hogg (Hogg Estate Services).

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Volunteers from Gorebridge Community Development Trust and members of Archaeology Scotland start work conserving Newbyres Castle

Gorebridge castle receives some TLC

Last summer Newbryres castle was ‘adopted’ by the Adopt-a-Monument Scheme, run by Archaeology Scotland.

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Energy minister Paul Wheelhouse.

Scottish fracking consultation begins

A public consultation on whether or not to allow unconventional oil and gas extraction (UOG) has been launched by the Scottish Government.

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Country Corner - Providing a haven for this garden acrobat

Country Corner - Providing a haven for this garden acrobat

Surely everyone is familiar with the Blue Tit? asks George Hogg (Hogg Estate Services).

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Seemore, the Purple Dragon - Black & Lizars childrens mascot - visits King's Park Nursery, Dalkeith, to offer a helping tail with the harvest.

Garden delight for Dalkeith nursery

One of Scotland’s largest independently owned optometrists, Black & Lizars, has spent the summer sponsoring a vegetable garden at a local nursery, King’s Park Nursery, in Dalkeith.

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The brambling will feast on fallen seeds.

Country Corner - A handsome winter visitor searching for food

A favourite finch of many countrymen is the handsome brambling, writes George Hogg (Hogg Estate Services).

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Country Corner – It was a classroom tale which grew legs

Country Corner – It was a classroom tale which grew legs

Many people’s only experience of frog tadpoles was at school or even nursery, when frog spawn would be brought into the classroom every spring, writes George Hogg (Hogg Estate Services).

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Cabinet Secretary for Rural Economy and Connectivity, Fergus Ewing.

Appointment of Agriculture Champions announced

The Scottish Government has appointed four Agriculture Champions to advise on the development of a strategy for the sector.

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Gales are expected to batter most of Scotland from Wednesday

Blizzards set to bring travel disruption across Scotland

Snow storms amid winds gusting up to 75mph are forecast to batter Scotland from tomorrow until Friday.

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Arctic blast set to bring snow and bitterly cold temperatures to Scotland

Arctic blast set to bring snow and bitterly cold temperatures to Scotland

Freezing air direct from the Arctic is set to descend over most of the country this week bringing with it the threat of snow.

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